11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
4
Fort William
— 1 night

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Get some historical perspective at Rosslyn Chapel and St Giles' Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

San Antonio, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Edinburgh is 6 hours. In September, Edinburgh is cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, and then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

Plan trip to Kirkwall with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Kirkwall in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
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Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

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nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 19th (Tue), explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, then make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and then steep yourself in history at Fort George. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aviemore tour builder.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Aviemore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Aviemore are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Fort George, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

1
night
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Aviemore to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus Abbey, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Coe
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

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