7 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights


Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Sheridans, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then stop by Cleo Knitwear, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On your second day here, stop by Kevin & Howlin, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and then stop by Oriental Rugs Dublin.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Dublin. Traveling from Denver in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dublin, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at Aquila and Doodles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, stop by Cadenhead's, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

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 November in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.