9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam capture your imagination. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, visit Red Light District, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and don't miss a visit to Brouwersgracht.

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Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 5th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Edinburgh at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Dublin.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.
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