9 days in Dublin, Bath & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Manchester


Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cliff Walk Car Park Bray and Bray Head. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and see the interesting displays at GPO Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin attractions planner.

Manchester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Dublin. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, then see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, then get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at National War Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Portobello Beach and Georgian House. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, stroll around Holyrood Park, and examine the collection at The Chocolatarium.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bath to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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