4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

4 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit The Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Old Town. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edinburgh Zoo Member's Entrance.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
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The Real Mary King's Close
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Arthur's Seat