5 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland itinerary planner

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Walking tours and The Royal Mile will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner.

Reading to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Strathblane Falconry, then explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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