5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh

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World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. Step out of Edinburgh to go to North Berwick and see Scottish Seabird Centre, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, stroll around Holyrood Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Scottish Seabird Centre, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Edinburgh Castle
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National Museum of Scotland

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