5-Day Scotland City Break in Edinburgh

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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
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Description

Discover the essence of Edinburgh with a 5-day city break in Scotland, blending cultural richness with exhilarating adventures.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city steeped in history and crowned by the stunning Edinburgh Castle. Wander along the Royal Mile's cobblestone streets, explore the city's vibrant arts scene, and savor traditional Scottish cuisine. The city captivates with the haunting beauty of Holyrood Palace and the breathtaking views from Arthur's Seat. Its blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy makes it essential for seeking a cultural time journey.

With this perfectly planned holiday package, you will experience the ultimate Edinburgh city break. This trip includes 4 nights in Edinburgh at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Edinburgh or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 5-day holiday in Edinburgh will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Edinburgh, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Edinburgh offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Edinburgh, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Edinburgh by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Scotland's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Edinburgh promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Edinburgh is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Edinburgh's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Scotland.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Edinburgh. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Scotland.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Edinburgh reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Edinburgh.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Edinburgh fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Edinburgh as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Edinburgh, Scotland!

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Hotel, 4 nights
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Destinations

Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 4 nights

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Attractions

Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
St. Giles' Cathedral aka High Kirk Church and Walter Scott Statue on High Street on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.St Giles' Cathedral
Royal yacht Britannia, top tourist attraction in Edinburgh, port of Leith. Edinburgh Scotland, UK.HMY Britannia
Scotch Whisky Experience at 354 Castlehill on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Photo of Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Photo of Leith Links park in Autumn, Edinburgh, Scotland .Leith Links
Heart of Midlothian Mosaic

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Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

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  • Calton Hill
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 4 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Calton Hill. This mountain is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,517 visitors.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Edinburgh. Check-in at hotels in Scotland normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Edinburgh offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

When it’s time to eat, Edinburgh has restaurants and bars to suit all budgets.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh, a top-rated dining destination in Edinburgh.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Panda & Sons stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail.

Celebrate the start of your 5-day city break in Edinburgh with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

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  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Heart of Midlothian Mosaic
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • The Royal Mile
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Edinburgh. You still have 3 nights left in Edinburgh, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to National Museum of Scotland. This much-appreciated national museum is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 reviews.

Next up is Heart of Midlothian Mosaic. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 189 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,293 reviews.

The Real Mary King's Close is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,638 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Royal Mile. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,405 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Edinburgh, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Edinburgh below.

When it’s time to eat, Edinburgh has restaurants and bars to suit all budgets.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Cafe Royal, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand.

Savor the memories of an amazing day in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

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  • HMY Britannia
  • Leith Links
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
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Get ready for another exciting day in Edinburgh on day 3 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 2 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Edinburgh.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,023 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Leith Links. This sports venue has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,225 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Palace of Holyroodhouse. This official residence has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,746 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Holyrood Park. This archaeological site is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Arthur's Seat. This mountain is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 3,238 visitors.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Edinburgh. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at The Newsroom Bar & Eatery, a top-rated dining spot in Edinburgh.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like The Ensign Ewart, known for its lively atmosphere.

Wind down and recharge for tomorrow's escapades in Edinburgh, Scotland. With each day comes new experiences to cherish and enjoy.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh

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  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Wake up to day 4 of your vacation in Edinburgh. With 1 night left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Edinburgh has to offer.

Make Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this botanical garden an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,765 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at National Galleries of Scotland: National. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,079 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this art museum every year. In fact, this attraction welcomes 660,741 annual visitors.

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This visitor centre has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,536 visitors.

When you’re finished at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, the perfect next stop is The Scotch Whisky Experience. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,926 reviews. The Scotch Whisky Experience attracts approximately 238,542 visitors annually.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Edinburgh Castle. This castle is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 reviews.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Edinburgh on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

After or in between exploring, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. Unwind and enjoy the local flavors and culinary delights while reflecting on the day's adventures.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Hoot The Redeemer, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Edinburgh to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh - departure day

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  • Dean Village
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Your city break in Edinburgh is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Scotland.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Edinburgh offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Edinburgh.

If you can catch a later flight today, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you discover more iconic landmarks and hidden gems in Edinburgh.

Dean Village is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Edinburgh. This village has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Edinburgh, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

Consider a top-rated restaurant like Cafe Andaluz. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 customers.

As you prepare to leave Edinburgh, remember the moments of joy, discovery, and connection you've experienced in Scotland. Carry them with you as souvenirs of your journey, guiding you as you continue to explore and create new memories.

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