25 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

25 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 14 nights
2
Glasgow
— 10 nights

14
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Venture out of the city with trips to North Berwick (National Museum of Flight & Tantallon Castle), Bamburgh (St Aiden Beach, Grace Darling Museum, &more) and Melrose (Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National War Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, North Berwick, Melrose, Lindisfarne Priory, St Andrews Cathedral
Find places to stay May 1 — 15:
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

10
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Visit House for an Art Lover and Dunblane Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at The Glasgow School of Art and People's Palace and Winter Gardens capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Stirling (Church of the Holy Rude, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, &more), The Cobbler (in Arrochar) and The Christmas Dove (in Inveraray). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, admire the landmark architecture of The Hill House, steep yourself in history at Callendar House, and walk around Glasgow West End.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow journey builder website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, Dunblane Cathedral, The Hill House, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Find places to stay May 15 — 25:
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Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life ©
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

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