9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Brouwersgracht are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, stroll around Vondelpark, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary maker website .

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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