3 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

3 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Wallace Monument and Rosslyn Chapel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Linlithgow Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Melrose (Melrose Abbey & Abbotsford House) and The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, and walk around Holyrood Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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