5 days in Falkirk, Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Falkirk, Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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5 days in Falkirk, Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Basildon
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Falkirk
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Glasgow
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Basildon

1
night
Falkirk

Falkirk ©
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): play a few rounds at Kingsfield Golf Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Falkirk visit planner.

Basildon to Falkirk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Basildon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Falkirk, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Falkirk

Fun & Games Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Linlithgow
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Kingsfield Golf Centre ©
Kingsfield Golf Centre
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace

1
day
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 28th (Sun): see The Glasgow School of Art, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glasgow journey builder .

Glasgow is very close to Falkirk. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Tours Shopping
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and National Museum of Scotland. Head to Edinburgh Old Town and Arthur's Seatfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, look for gifts at Aquila, steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh route planner .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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