2 days in Glasgow

2 days in Glasgow itinerary

What to see in Glasgow in 2 days? Do you need two days at all? You can see most tourist sites in Glasgow in 1 day.

However not to rush through everything as I did, you’d better spend 2 days in Glasgow. There are few interesting museums that are not to be missed. Continue reading to find out how to spend 2 days in Glasgow in the most optimal way.

What to see in Glasgow in 2 days itinerary – map

Day 1

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Breakfast
Start the first day of the itinerary Glasgow in 2 days with a breakfast at McCune Smith or iCafe.
There is some great street art just next to iCafe. Don’t miss to take a look if you have a breakfast there. In fact, you can find amazing examples of street art all over the city.

street art

09:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Glasgow Cathedral
The Glasgow Cathedral is one of the most famous sites in the city. It is a stunning Gothic cathedral. In its crypt, you can see the tomb of Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city. If you are a fan of Outlander series, this place is a must.

Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Necropolis
The Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery next to the cathedral. Due to the fact that it is located on a hill, the views over the city are amazing. The cathedral and the cemetery are connected with a bridge that is called Bridge of sighs. In the past, it was a part of the route of the funeral processions.

Necropolis
Necropolis

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Provand’s Lordship
Provand’s Lordship is the oldest remaining house from the medieval period in Glasgow. It is small but charming and free to visit!

Provand's Lordship
Provand’s Lordship

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Lunch
Have a lunch at The Wilson Street Pantry or Café Gandolfi.

The Wilson Street Pantry
The Wilson Street Pantry

03:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Tolbooth Steeple
The Tolbooth Steeple once was a part of the Glasgow Town Hall.

Tolbooth Steeple
Tolbooth Steeple

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
Take a walk in the Winter Gardens. If you are interested in the history of the city and its people, visit People’s Palace.

04:45 PM – 05:15 PM
St Andrew’s Cathedral
St Andrew’s Cathedral is a small beautiful cathedral from the beginning of the 19th century.

05:15 PM – 05:30 PM
Gallery of Modern Art and Duke of Wellington Statue
While passing along the Gallery of Modern Art, stop and take a look at the Duke of Wellington Statue. This is one of the symbols of Glasgow – an orange traffic cone on the statue’s head. The cone was placed here around 1980 by some local residents. The authorities removed it many times, but in vain. It appeared again and again. At the end, the authorities decided to leave it there for good. During my visit to Glasgow, the cone was on the horse’s head.

Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art
Duke of Wellington Statue
Duke of Wellington Statue

05:30 PM – 05:45 PM
George Square and City Chambers
The Victorian building of the City Chambers gives a classical look to George Square. However, in the past, the square was a muddy hollow used for horse slaughtering.

City Chambers
City Chambers

Dinner
Finish the first day with a dinner at Bread Meats Bread or Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie. Bread Meats Bread offers great burgers. Choose Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie if you are looking for a more formal dining.

If you love Indian food try Obsession Of India, a great restaurant in the Merchant City.

Obsession Of India
Obsession Of India

For fish and chips go to Merchant Chippie.

Merchant Chippie
Merchant Chippie

After dinner
To taste some awesome gin, go to Gin71. There are two bars in the city centre. If you are into beer, Brewdog Bar is your place.

After sunset, take a walk along the river. There are some spectacular views. I took the photo below from the bridge on Crown St.

Glasgow at night


Day 2

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Breakfast
Start the second day of the itinerary 2 days in Glasgow with a breakfast at Piece or Roast.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Spend a little time exploring this fantastic free museum. There is also a free organ recital every day in the Centre Hall.

If you are in a mood for something sweet after the gallery, go to Tantrum Doughnuts.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

12:15 PM – 01:00 PM
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow looks like it came from the Harry Potter movies. It is one of the must-see sites in Glasgow.

University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Lunch
Stop for a lunch at Kember & Jones or University Cafe.

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery
The Hunterian is the oldest museum in Scotland. It is opened in 1807.

Hunterian Museum
Hunterian Museum

04:45 PM – 06:00 PM
Botanic Gardens
Explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens or just relax on a bench.

Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

Dinner
Have a dinner at Bothy or Stravaigin. In both restaurants, you can try traditional Scottish food.

After dinner
Try some whisky at Òran Mór, a bar located in a church.

What else to see

Tours and tickets

The best day trips from Glasgow

Where to stay in Glasgow

If you haven’t picked a hotel yet, find out where to stay in Glasgow to get the best of the city.



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