8 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

8 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
End: Edinburgh


Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland


Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stirling Castle and Inveraray Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Puck's Glen and The Cobbler. Step out of Glasgow to go to Cumnock and see Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, shop like a local with Buchanan Street, wander the streets of Glasgow West End, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow route planning website.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puck's Glen, The Cobbler, Inveraray Castle, Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, Stirling Castle
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Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

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