13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland tour itinerary planner

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Train
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly

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Edinburgh

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online itinerary builder.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Glasgow

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then do a tasting at Vino Valentino, and finally stroll through Strathblane Falconry.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glasgow journey maker tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Granite House, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig), Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, stroll through Loch Ness, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness attractions planner.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Scotland travel guide

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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.