7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh
1
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Glasgow
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: Edinburgh

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Edinburgh College of Art, New Town, Fudge Kitchen, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Visit Grassmarket and Edinburgh Old Town for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Time Lifestyle Boutique (in Dundee), Jardine Gallery and Workshop (in Perth) and Museum of Abernethy (in Abernethy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the wide array of goods at Jenners, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Time Lifestyle Boutique, Jardine Gallery and Workshop, Museum of Abernethy
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then browse the exhibits of The Glasgow School of Art.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Glasgow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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