3 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

3 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Holyrood Park and Rosslyn Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to The Kelpies & The Helix in Falkirk (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

The Kelpies & The Helix, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
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Holyrood Park
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Rosslyn Chapel