5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

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5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Thurso
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
night
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage, then get great views at Dunnet Head, then enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, and finally examine the collection at Caithness Horizons.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thurso travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edinburgh to Thurso. September in Thurso sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Holburn Head Lighthouse, Mary Ann's Cottage
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Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head
Mary Ann's Cottage ©
Mary Ann's Cottage

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