©

Edinburgh trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Edinburgh

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Edinburgh
(4.3/5 based on 160,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums, nature

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by its iconic symbol, the Edinburgh Castle, this city manages to seamlessly blend medieval relics, Georgian grandeur, and modern living. In this town, medieval palaces stand right next to modern buildings, and Gothic churches rub shoulders with awe-inspiring contemporary museums and galleries. Scotland’s pulsing nightlife center, the city is often called the Athens of the North. Edinburgh’s world-famous cultural festivals are just a small part of its extensive special-events program. Often cited as the UK’s most desirable city to live in, Edinburgh is not only a city of explosive energy and crowded pubs, but it is also a center of high culture, fine art, and cutting-edge science. Make your own Edinburgh vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United Kingdom (UK) trip itinerary builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Edinburgh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Edinburgh:
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, theme parks, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, wildlife areas, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, outdoors, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Edinburgh

9 days in London & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News