11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Fly to Stornoway Airport, Drive to Ardhasaig
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Ardhasaig, Lewis and Harris
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 day
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
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Isle of Iona
— 1 night
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Bunessan, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary planner.

Bristol to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ardhasaig.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Ardhasaig, Lewis and Harris

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Luskentyre Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ardhasaig trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Glasgow to Ardhasaig with the Route module. Traveling from Glasgow in May, expect nights in Ardhasaig to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Ardhasaig

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Isle of Skye

— 1 day
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 29th (Wed), squeeze the most out of the city with Skye Adventure and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ardhasaig to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Drumnadrochit

— 1 night
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, and finally don't miss a visit to Village Green.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Drumnadrochit route planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Drumnadrochit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary tool.

Inverness is very close to Drumnadrochit. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Fort William

— 1 night
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, hike along Lost Valley Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Isle of Iona

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Port Ban Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Iona trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort William to Isle of Iona. In June in Isle of Iona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bunessan.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Bunessan, Isle of Mull

— 1 night
Bunessan is a small village on the Ross of Mull in the south-west of the island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Findhorn Foundation, Erraid and then head off the coast to Staffa.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bunessan visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Iona to Bunessan. In June, daytime highs in Bunessan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bunessan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Lewis and Harris travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

Isle of Mull travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Distilleries · Specialty Museums