5 days in Scotland & Belfast Itinerary

5 days in Scotland & Belfast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom visit planner

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Drive to Cairnryan, Ferry to Belfast
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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at Taste of Scotland Scottish Show. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): go sightseeing with The Hairy Coo, get a dose of culture at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Events


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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 26th (Sun): gain a rich perspective with Discover Scotland Tours, bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, and then take a stroll through Merchant City.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping


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A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, don't miss a visit to Mount Stewart, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Titanic's Dock and Pump-House, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Glasgow to Belfast in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Belfast sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.