4 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

4 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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4 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Edinburgh
train:  1​h
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Edinburgh

2
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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, don't miss a visit to The National Wallace Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snow Factor.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stirling, Falkirk Wheel, Snow Factor
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Snow Factor ©
Snow Factor

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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