12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
car:  8 h 30 min
4
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Geneva

2
nights
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Photography Tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the activities along River Ness.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip app .

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Nature
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore Isle of Skye's surroundings by going to Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Favourite Things) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye planner.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk ©
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

1
night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Glencoe Village with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, and examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

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Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. March in Glasgow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Snow Factor
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Snow Factor ©
Snow Factor

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