5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland