7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Edinburgh College of Art, New Town, Fudge Kitchen, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Museum of Abernethy. Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardine Gallery and Workshop (in Perth) and Time Lifestyle Boutique (in Dundee). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Miss Katie Cupcake, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and car train. Traveling from Berlin to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berlin in December, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum of Abernethy, Jardine Gallery and Workshop
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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 take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Glasgow sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

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

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