9 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

9 days in Edinburgh & Glasgow Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Glasgow
— 5 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Scotland. Step off the beaten path and head to Grassmarket and Craigmillar Castle. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Surgeons' Hall Museums, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Georgian House.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Edinburgh. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums

5
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Wallace Monument and The Necropolis. You'll explore and learn at Inveraray Jail and Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Stirling (Stirling Bridge & The Old Town Jail), Doune Castle (in Doune) and The Holy Family Catholic Church (in Dunblane). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle, don't miss a visit to Dumbarton Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Glasgow vacation builder site.

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 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Stirling, Inveraray, Kilchurn Castle, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Dumbarton Castle
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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