6 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

6 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and John Muir Alpacas. Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Edinburgh to go to St Abbs and see St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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