7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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7 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
train:  1​h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Glasgow
— 4 nights
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Scotland and The Royal Mile. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Glasgow Cathedral and Dunblane Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Inverbeg Galleries (in Luss), Stirling (Stirling Castle & Distillery Tours) and Eden Leisure Village (in Cumbernauld). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelvingrove Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Merchant City.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

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Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Inverbeg Galleries, Dunblane Cathedral, Eden Leisure Village
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Inverbeg Galleries ©
Inverbeg Galleries
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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