Glasgow 7 Day Itinerary

If you've been dreaming of a trip to the west coast of Scotland, turn your plans into reality with our Glasgow 7-day itinerary. Start off in Glasgow before venturing out west and finishing off with a bit of island hopping. Discover the very best of Scotland's art and culture scene, historic sites, the country's best green spaces and much more.

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Glasgow / Cumbrae
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Tag 1Glasgow

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A visit to Glasgow is a must when on the west coast. Named the UK's first UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is renowned for its live music scene and heritage, reflected in its world-class venues, exhibitions, tours, and even street art.

The city also boasts superb visitor attractions, shopping, restaurants, bars, and amazing buildings courtesy of great architects like Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

  • Glasgow Contemporary Art Trail Glasgow

    Outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) at night

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    Glasgow is famous for its street art, with local and international artists showcasing their incredible talent through an array of creative works; from colourful murals to stainless steel statues. If you're looking for free things to do in Glasgow, be sure to check out the Contemporary Art Trail.

    Explore 14 of the city's contemporary public artworks including The Clyde Clock, Cherub Skull and Tympanum.

    Get inspired with the Contemporary Art Trail
  • Shopping at De Courcy's Arcade Glasgow

    Ashton Lane, Glasgow

    Fancy a bit of shopping? With its eclectic mix of boutiques, high-street and high-end stores, selling everything from clothing and homeware to jewellery, it's really no surprise that visitors and locals choose Glasgow as their go-to shopping destination.

    Situated in the heart of the city's West End is De Courcy's Arcade. This two-level arcade is a great find if you want to shop and support more local businesses.

    Whether you're looking for the latest fashion accessories at Ziri, enjoy a spot of afternoon tea at The Cup and Saucer Vintage Tearoom or spruce up your living space with some wall art from Janet & John, you'll be sure to find everything in one place here.

    Explore De Courcy's Arcade
  • Hidden Lane in Finnieston Glasgow

    Die Hidden Lane in Finnieston, Glasgow

    © Glasgow Life

    Worked up an appetite?

    Be sure to pop into Hidden Lane Tearoom for a pot of tea and delicious cakes or try out Rafa's Mexican Food.

    Not too far from De Courcy's Arcade is another West End gem. From jewellers and designers to craftspeople and furniture upcyclers, Finnieston Lane brings a pool of talent together in one of Glasgow's well-established communities.

    Get ready to spend those pennies and browse through its wonderful selection of shops, including Shona Jewellery, Burning House Books and SPIN Pottery.

    Discover Glasgow's Hidden Lane
  • Barra's Art and Design Glasgow


    Say hello to one of Glasgow's coolest venues. Barra's Art & Design is a hub of creativity, hosting live music events, exhibitions, street food markets and much more - all under one roof! Take advantage of the nicer weather throughout summer at The BackYard.

    This outdoor space is a popular food & drink hotspot featuring an outdoor BBQ & Grill, gourmet food trucks and a beer garden.

    Get creative at Barra's Art & Design
  • Cycling around Glasgow Glasgow

    Radler am Kelvin-Aquädukt in Glasgow

    © VisitScotland

    You might want to take the bus to see the wonderful sights of Glasgow, but cycling can be just as fun. Hire an OVO bike from Glasgow's bike hire scheme for as little as £5 a day and check out Aye Cycle Glasgow's for some great routes to take across the city.

    Plan your cycling trip around Glasgow
  • Mackintosh at the Willow Glasgow

    Mackintosh at the Willow

    A champagne afternoon tea? Yes please! Step inside the beautiful surroundings of the Salon De Luxe at Mackintosh at the Willow where you will be given a tailored talk through the history of the original Willow Tearooms. Afterwards, sip on flutes of champagne while tucking into a delicious selection of sandwiches and pastries, a perfect place for resting your weary legs after lots of sight-seeing.

    To round it all off, the Salon De Luxe Afternoon Tea packages give you exclusive access to the interactive exhibition where you can discover more of Glasgow's rich and vibrant history in the late 1890s to the early 1900s and learn about one of the city's most well-known architects, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Experience Mackintosh at the Willow
    215 - 217 Sauchiehall Street,Glasgow Stadtzentrum,G2 3EX
    • Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • WLAN
    • Café oder Restaurant

Tag 2Invercylde


Today we're heading out of the city and travelling further west to Inverclyde.

Known for its outstanding natural beauty, maritime history and industrial past, Inverclyde offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits and activities, from sailing and walking, to swimming, wildlife watching and more.

  • Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Inverclyde

    Child friendly hill walk at Muirshiel Country Park

    Love animals?

    The park is home to an abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for ravens, tawny owls, deer and if you're lucky enough, rare birds of prey.

    Soak up the great outdoors at Scotland's largest regional park. From taster sessions on paddle sports to powerboating at Castle Semple Loch, Clyde Muirshiel is a glorious spot to enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled action.

    If you prefer staying on dry land, there are lots of cycle routes suitable for all abilities, as well as walking trails.


    Adventure around Clyde Muirshiel
    Calder Glen Road,Lochwinnoch,PA12 4LB
    • Parkplatz
    • Haustiere willkommen
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
  • Lyle Hill Greenock

    Free French Memorial and Lyle Hill Viewpoint in Greenock

    When it comes to exploring Scotland off the beaten track, you're always guaranteed spectacular views at Lyle Hill. On a clear day, you will be able to see across the Firth of Clyde and the southwest Highlands. Feeling peckish? Make sure to make a reservation at Scotts Greenock. Enjoy panaromic views of the Cyde while you dig into mouth-watering dishes. Highlights on the menu include coconut chilli chicken, sizzling fajitas, fish & chips and steak pie.


    Start your Lyle Hill adventure
  • Gourock Gourock

    Looking down to Gourock - A resort and passenger and vehicle ferry terminus on the Firth of Clyde; Inverclyde.

    © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

    Take a trip to the ferry port town of Gourock and keep the kids entertained by stopping off at Gourock Park. With a pet's corner and large play area, it is a great place for kids to explore and run off all that energy. If you're a fan of golf, make sure to swing by Gourock Golf Club. This 18-hole course provides great playing conditions with its spacious greens and fairways and with the Clyde Estuary as your backdrop, what's not to love!

    In the summer, take a dip at Gourock Outdoor Pool - the oldest heated swimming pool in Scotland. Swim a few laps while out in the sun (hopefully) or lounge at the traditional patio while overlooking the Clyde Estuary.

    Get active in Gourock

Tag 3Lanarkshire

Tag 4Renfrewshire

Tag 5Arran

Tag 6Bute

Tag 7Cumbrae

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