5 days in Stirling & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Stirling & Edinburgh Itinerary

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5 days in Stirling & Edinburgh Itinerary

Edinburgh
Drive:  1​h
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Edinburgh

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Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 25th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castle Campbell, contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Rob Roy's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Argyll's Lodging, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Rude, then steep yourself in history at Callendar House, and finally contemplate the long history of The Royal Burgh of Culross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Stirling online itinerary creator.

Edinburgh to Stirling is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dunblane Cathedral, Callendar House, The Royal Burgh of Culross, Castle Campbell
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Dunblane Cathedral
Dunblane Cathedral
Castle Campbell ©
Castle Campbell
Rob Roy's Grave ©
Rob Roy's Grave

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Tantallon Castle and St Andrews Links are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scone Palace and The National Wallace Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Seacliff Beach (in North Berwick) and The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel and stroll through Holyrood Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Stirling to Edinburgh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stirling in April since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

North Berwick, Rosslyn Chapel, The National Wallace Monument, Scone Palace, St Andrews Links
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Tantallon Castle ©
Tantallon Castle
Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace

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