8 days in Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 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.
Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection 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
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, 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
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia