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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Kids will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Chillingham Castle (in Alnwick) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beadnell Bay Beach, Rosslyn Chapel, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chillingham Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle