8 days in Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip site.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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