12 days in Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

12 days in Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

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12 days in Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosslyn Chapel and Real Mary King's Close. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and stroll through Holyrood Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

8
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.
Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Temple Bar Gallery and Studiosfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny), Glendalough Monastic Settlement (in Vale of Glendalough) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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