5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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— 4 nights


Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Gilmerton Cove and Cragside House and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Paxton House and Rosslyn Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Bamburgh (Bamburgh Castle & Grace Darling Museum), Discovery Point (in Dundee) and St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Farne Islands, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and stroll around Holyrood Park.

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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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Paxton House, Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens, Discovery Point
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Gilmerton Cove ©
Gilmerton Cove
Paxton House ©
Paxton House
Farne Islands ©
Farne Islands

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