4 days in Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

4 days in Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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4 days in Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added Gilmerton Cove, Edinburgh Old Town, The Royal Mile, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Heart of Scotland Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally appreciate the history behind Scott Monument. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Royal Mile, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip app .

Hamburg, Germany to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Tours Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

1
night
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CairnGorm Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Anagach Woods, then look for gifts at The Bookmark Bookshop, and then browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at CairnGorm Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore road trip planning app .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Aviemore sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Grantown-on-Spey
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Anagach Woods ©
Anagach Woods
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Grantown Antiques and Collectables ©

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