7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then get your game on at Snow Factor, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planning tool .

Edinburgh to Glasgow is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. October in Glasgow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Snow Factor, Stirling Castle
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday app .

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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