9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Luss
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
3
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Glencoe
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Glasgow
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Stirling
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
7
Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
St. Andrews
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Glasgow
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then get your game on at Snow Factor.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Glasgow is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luss.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Luss

Luss ©
Luss is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. On the 30th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Luss Pier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Luss Parish Church, and then head outdoors with Conic Hill.

Before you visit Luss, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Luss takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Luss

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Conic Hill
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Conic Hill ©
Conic Hill
Luss Parish Church ©
Luss Parish Church

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night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Luss to Glasgow takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Glasgow

Wineries
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Vino Valentino ©
Vino Valentino

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hours
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 31st (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glencoe trip builder site .

Drive from Glasgow to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Stirling.

Things to do in Glencoe

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ice Factor
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow
To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Glasgow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toStirling.

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, don't miss a visit to The Kelpies, and then get outside with The Kelpies & The Helix.

Find out how to plan Stirling trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stirling

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Falkirk
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The Kelpies & The Helix ©
The Kelpies & The Helix
The Kelpies ©
The Kelpies
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Stirling to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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George Square ©
George Square

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to Scottish National War Memorial, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Martyrs' Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrews Cathedral, and then play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Andrews day trip planning app .

Drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral

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night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip website .

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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