5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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1
Glasgow
— 1 night
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

1
night
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 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Glasgow West End and then play a few rounds at Balmore Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: stop by Merchant City and then have some family-friendly fun at Snow Factor.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planning app.

Edinburgh to Glasgow is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Balmore Golf Club, Snow Factor
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Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Merchant City ©
Merchant City
Balmore Golf Club ©
Balmore Golf Club

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Castle Rock and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Portobello Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Portobello Beach
Portobello Beach
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

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