1-Week Itinerary in Edinburgh, Scotland for Every Traveler

1-Week Itinerary in Edinburgh, Scotland for Every Traveler

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Day 1: Arrival and Edinburgh Old Town

  • Morning: Arrive in Edinburgh, check into your hotel.
  • Recommended accommodation: The Balmoral or Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel.
  • Afternoon: Explore the Royal Mile, visiting St. Giles' Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament.
  • Evening: Dinner at The Witchery by the Castle.

Day 2: Edinburgh Castle and Surroundings

  • Morning: Visit Edinburgh Castle.
  • Afternoon: Explore Grassmarket and Victoria Street for shopping.
  • Evening: Enjoy a Scottish meal at Deacon Brodie's Tavern.

Day 3: Holyrood and Arthur's Seat

  • Morning: Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Afternoon: Hike up to Arthur’s Seat for panoramic city views.
  • Evening: Relax at your hotel or explore local pubs.

Day 4: Museums and Galleries

  • Morning: Visit the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Afternoon: Explore the Scottish National Gallery.
  • Evening: Dinner at The Dome.

Day 5: Day Trip to the Highlands

  • All Day: Join a guided day tour to the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe, and more.

Day 6: New Town and Shopping

  • Morning: Walk through Edinburgh’s New Town, see Georgian architecture.
  • Afternoon: Shopping on Princes Street and George Street.
  • Evening: Enjoy a show at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Day 7: Leith and Departure

  • Morning: Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith.
  • Afternoon: Last-minute shopping at Ocean Terminal.
  • Evening: Departure.

Transportation Apps

  • Lothian Buses App: For local bus routes.
  • ScotRail App: For train journeys in Scotland.
  • Uber or Free Now: For taxis.

Shopping Places

  • Princes Street: Main shopping street.
  • George Street: For high-end shopping.
  • Grassmarket: For unique and local finds.


Weather can be unpredictable; pack warm and waterproof clothing.

Most attractions are within walking distance, but wear comfortable shoes.

Winter days are short; start your day early to make the most of the daylight.

Ideal Time to Spend

At each major attraction, allocate at least 2-3 hours.

For day trips, plan a full day.

Evenings can be spent exploring Edinburgh’s culinary scene or attending a theatre show.

This itinerary balances historical attractions, natural sights, and cultural experiences, ideal for a winter visit to Edinburgh. Adjustments can be made based on your interests and preferences.

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