19 days in Scotland Itinerary

19 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary builder

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh

— 5 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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday builder website.

Perth, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Edinburgh is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with a short trip to Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience in Cumnock (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and steep yourself in history at City Chambers.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glasgow online travel route planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then stroll through Glen Etive. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Plockton Seal Trips, then take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and then take a peaceful walk through Reraig Forest. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, and then explore the ancient world of Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh vacation maker app.

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 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris), Carrbridge (The Old Packhorse Bridge & Landmark Forest Adventure Park) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

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Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

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.