Ginette; if I understand, you have at least two full days in Edinburgh. In that time you can see everything there is to see in this very walkable city. Visit the main Seattle library and pick up 2 or 3 travel books on Edin/Scotland and see what catches your fancy. They'll all have the main, and not so main, sites in this wonderful city; you go from there. There are many 'neat, off the beaten path' things to see/do and, within 2 or 3 books, most will be mentioned. Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood, Arthur's Seat, G'Friar's Bobby, the Park/Gardens, Princess Street, Royal Yacht Britannia, etc., are the standards, you paint the picture from there. You will enjoy the city and probably return; all first timers to Edinburgh do.