5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

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5 days in Edinburgh & Thurso Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Thurso
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
Kuala Lumpur

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip generator.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, things will get colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Old Town

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Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mary Ann's Cottage, get great views at Dunnet Head, then enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Caithness Horizons.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thurso sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Thurso. In August, daytime highs in Thurso are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mary Ann's Cottage, Holburn Head Lighthouse
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Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head
Caithness Horizons Museum
Caithness Horizons Museum

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