8 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

8 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.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Head to Jenners and Miss Katie Cupcakefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Glasgow and see Buchanan Street, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

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Buchanan Street
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
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Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Old Town

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