6 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

6 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Vancouver

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jeremy Sniders Antiques, and finally wander the streets of Merchant City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to National Wallace Monument and then step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in May; daily highs in Glasgow reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling
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National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grassmarket and Holyrood Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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