4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, then delve into the distant past at Melrose Abbey, and finally stroll around Holyrood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Scottish Seabird Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and then take a stroll through Princes Street.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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