7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site.

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 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Pollok Country Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then don't miss a visit to George Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Glasgow tour planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Scotland travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.