6 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

6 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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6 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + 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, then see The Glasgow School of Art, then browse for treasures at Jeremy Sniders Antiques, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The National Wallace Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, and then head outdoors with The Kelpies & The Helix.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow journey site .

Vancouver, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, things will get little chillier in Glasgow: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

#Museums, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

National Wallace Monument, The Kelpies & The Helix, Doune Castle
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The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh Castle will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the historical opulence of Holyrood Park, get great views at Calton Hill, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip app .

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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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