11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: San Antonio
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Fort William
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: San Antonio

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 Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get some historical perspective at Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

San Antonio, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Antonio to Edinburgh, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in September, with highs in Edinburgh at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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, Maeshowe, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

3
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, thenmake 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, thenwalk 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, Fort George, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, 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, thentake 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, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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