4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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— 3 nights


Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. The Real Mary King's Close and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, approximately Glasgow away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse