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- 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Portobello Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Georgian House.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip tool.

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. 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

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night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a stroll through Footdee (Fittie).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aberdeen road trip tool.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Neighborhoods
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Footdee (Fittie) ©
Footdee (Fittie)

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