9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: visit The Jordaan, wander the streets of Red Light District, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Amsterdam. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
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 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, view the masterpieces 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 see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Bru na Boinne. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

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 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology ©
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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