5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
End: Edinburgh

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
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 Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace, and finally admire all the interesting features of University of Glasgow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Doune Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Kelpies, and then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Glasgow vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Glasgow International Airport and Edinburgh Airport. October in Glasgow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Doune Castle, The Kelpies
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
The Kelpies ©
The Kelpies
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace of Holyroodhouse and Princes Street Gardens. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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