9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, visit Red Light District, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel site.

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Newark in April, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Bru na Boinne. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.