8 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

8 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

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8 days in Glasgow & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 don't miss a visit to Buchanan Street.

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

Sydney, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (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 catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

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Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Merchant City ©
Merchant City

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Real Mary King's Close and Grassmarket. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to 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
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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