5 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen Itinerary

5 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen Itinerary

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5 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  2​h
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stirling Castle, The Necropolis, Glasgow Science Centre, and other attractions. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens and then take a stroll through Glasgow West End.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow tour planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Glasgow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Glasgow sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to The Royal Mile. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Portobello Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Georgian House.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Georgian House ©
Georgian House

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie).

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen vacation planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Neighborhoods
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Footdee (Fittie) ©
Footdee (Fittie)

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