8 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

8 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Glasgow
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Edinburgh
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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Merchant City, then browse for treasures at Jeremy Sniders Antiques, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then hit the slopes at Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre, and then take in the pleasant sights at Buchanan Street.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Glasgow at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
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The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and Grassmarket. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

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