5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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5 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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

2
days
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 12th (Wed), take a stroll through Glasgow West End and then play a few rounds at Balmore Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Merchant City and then fly down the slopes at Snow Factor.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary builder.

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 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Golf

Side Trips

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

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Calton Hill and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Step out of the city life by going to Portobello Beach and Arthur's Seat. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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