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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Yacht Britannia and Dovecot Studios. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Real Mary King's Close. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Buchanan Street in Glasgow--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wide array of goods at Jenners, look for gifts at Doodles, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

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Buchanan Street
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia