7 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to The Glasgow School of Art and Aquilafor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Thorntonloch Beach (in Dunbar), Seacliff Beach (in North Berwick) and Coldingham Sands (in Coldingham). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, stroll through Gullane Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, and kick back and relax at Elie Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh route maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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