12 days in Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

12 days in Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood Park. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh holiday planning site.

Minneapolis, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Must see
Rosslyn Chapel
4.6
National Museum of Scotland ©
Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trim Castle are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Chester Beatty and National Gallery of Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle, Smithwick's Experience, &more). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at GPO Museum, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder 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. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bru na Boinne ©
Must see
Bru na Boinne
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