Our perfect three-day Edinburgh itinerary

As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is a hive of the country’s culture, food and famous attractions.  Find out our perfect itinerary for your short trip.

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Created by the Avanti West Coast team

Posted: 11/02/2022


If you’re heading away for a long weekend, you want to make the most of your trip. Especially if you’re exploring a capital city. Although Edinburgh is world-famous for its Fringe Festival, its vibrance and culture is something that visitors enjoy all year round.

As well as a centre of Scottish history and culture (with plenty of monuments, museums and galleries), Edinburgh’s restaurants and bars showcase the best of the country’s food and drink, so you’re sure to pick up as much whisky or haggis as you can handle.

To make sure you pack the most into your three-day trip to Scotland, we created an itinerary including some of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh so you can use it on your visit, or to give you some inspiration for your break away.

 Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland

Holidays just a train ride away

Whether you’re heading to Edinburgh for three days or even longer, travelling by train means you can start your relaxing break away before you even get to your destination. By booking your tickets in advance, you can get to one of hundreds of UK towns and cities easily, so all you need to think about is what you want to do when you get there.


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