5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Edinburgh Trip Planner

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and Discovery Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh), St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews) and Paxton House (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Farne Islands, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, walk around Holyrood Park, and contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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