6-Day Scotland City Break in Edinburgh

Old town chambers Edinburgh, Scotland
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6 days & 5 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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5 nights included
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Explore Edinburgh on a 6-day city break in Scotland and experience a fusion of culture and excitement.

Experience the ultimate Edinburgh city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 5 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 6-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, 5 nights
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Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 5 nights

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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
Photo of Red Panda at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, a Rare and Endangered Species .Edinburgh Zoo
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 Scott Monument that commemorate to Walter Scott.Scott Monument
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), West End, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomScottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
Photo of Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle
Photo of Leith Links park in Autumn, Edinburgh, Scotland .Leith Links
Royal Commonwealth Pool, Southside, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomRoyal Commonwealth Pool

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Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

  • 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 5 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Calton Hill. This mountain is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,517 reviews.

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 you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the region.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Heron, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Edinburgh, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and modern offerings, Heron has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Condita. This food haven in Edinburgh has been awarded 1 Michelin stars. Featuring modern cuisine, this well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at The Kitchin. This celebrated dining spot in Edinburgh is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh), a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh) boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,814 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Panda & Sons, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Panda & Sons has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,617 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, The Dome. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5-star from 1,617 customers.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 6-day city break in Edinburgh! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2 – Edinburgh

Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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  • HMY Britannia
  • Leith Links
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
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Rise and shine for day 2 of your city break in Edinburgh! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 4 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Edinburgh.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like The Royal Yacht Britannia. This extraordinary royal yacht has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,023 visitors.

Next, make your way to Leith Links. This sports venue is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,225 reviews.

While in Edinburgh, we also recommend a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse. This official residence has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 17,746 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Holyrood Park. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 travelers, this archaeological site is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Edinburgh.

Make your way to Arthur's Seat, perhaps the most famous mountain in Edinburgh. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 3,238 reviews.

You can learn more about Edinburgh today by going on a tour. Edinburgh offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

When it’s time for dinner, try one of the most popular restaurants in Edinburgh. Make sure to reserve a table in advance, as the best restaurants fill up quickly.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Dishoom Edinburgh. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Edinburgh boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 5,852 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Edinburgh is Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre. It has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,950 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Cafe Andaluz, in Edinburgh. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,019 satisfied customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Whiski Bar & Restaurant, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,669 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. It is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Edinburgh by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 3 – Edinburgh

Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

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  • Craigmillar Castle
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • The Royal Mile
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Wake up to day 3 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!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Craigmillar Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,301 reviews.

Next up, make your way to National Museum of Scotland. This national museum has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 45,476 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,293 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit The Real Mary King's Close. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,638 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Royal Mile. This point of interest is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,405 visitors.

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.

When you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the region.

Reserve a table at The Witchery by the Castle, a renowned restaurant in Edinburgh. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,766 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Howies Restaurant while in Edinburgh. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,817 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Edinburgh at Howies Restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,828 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Cafe Royal, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Cafe Royal boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,216 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at The Bow Bar, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. The Bow Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,813 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Tigerlily. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5-star from 1,813 customers.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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Day 4 – Edinburgh

Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh

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  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
  • Dean Village
  • Edinburgh Castle
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On day 4 of your city break, you will set out to discover Edinburgh, including some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. You’ll stay 2 nights in Edinburgh and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Edinburgh Zoo. This much-appreciated zoo is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in 11,987 reviews.

Next up is National Galleries of Scotland: Modern One. This art gallery has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,727 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Dean Village. This village has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,727 reviews.

Edinburgh Castle is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 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.

Exploring the most popular attractions in Scotland can make you lose track of time. Be sure to grab something to eat at one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Edinburgh. At Albanach, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at The Ensign Ewart, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,604 reviews.

Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House is also one of the best places in Edinburgh where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,474 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another amazing day in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Day 5 – Edinburgh

Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh

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  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Scott Monument
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
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Get ready for another exciting day in Edinburgh on day 5 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 1 night ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Edinburgh.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,765 reviews.

Continue your journey at Scott Monument. This monument is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,370 travelers from near and far.

Edinburgh is also the home of National Galleries of Scotland: National. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,079 visitors. Each year, around 660,741 travelers visit this top sight, and today is your chance to do the same.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,536 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on The Scotch Whisky Experience. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,926 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this museum. Approximately 238,542 people visit this attraction every year.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Scotland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

Exploring can easily make you lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Edinburgh's food culture.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Cold Town House, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Edinburgh. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,486 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular The Newsroom Bar & Eatery, consistently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Hoot The Redeemer, one of the top-rated bars in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 988 satisfied customers.

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

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Day 6 – Edinburgh - departure day

Day 6

Day 6 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Royal Commonwealth Pool
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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.

Royal Commonwealth Pool is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Edinburgh. This gym has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,184 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.

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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