7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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7 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3 h
1
Glasgow
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
2
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: London

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day
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, play a few rounds at Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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