5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Glasgow
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Glasgow

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Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Glasgow.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh to Glasgow is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Doune Castle
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
University of Glasgow ©
University of Glasgow
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Princes Street Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park

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