15 days in Scotland & Lake District Itinerary

15 days in Scotland & Lake District Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland & Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2​h
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Windermere
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: London


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2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You've now added Glasgow Science Centre to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Tenement House and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Popular historic sites such as The Mackintosh House and Provand's Lordship are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Scotland Street School Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow trip planner .

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Glasgow reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Abbotsford House (in Melrose) and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (in Jedburgh). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder tool .

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Abbotsford House
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

5
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Do some cultural sightseeing at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Hawkshead Grammar School. Visit Orrest Head and Stott Park Bobbin Mill for their historical value. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Teesdale Alpacas (in Barnard Castle) and Easby Abbey (in Easby). Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Cookhouse Gallery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and examine the collection at Ruskin Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere vacation website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Helvellyn, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Easby Abbey, Teesdale Alpacas
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Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey
The Dock Museum ©
The Dock Museum

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasgow Science Centre. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Holy Rude and The Old Town Jail are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Glasgow School of Art and Hunterian Art Gallery. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Dumfries (Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, & more). See some other sides of Glasgow: make a trip to Buchanan Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow tour planner .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dumfries, Stirling
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The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre

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