10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 19th (Wed), look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Free North Church, snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Stirling (The Queen Anne Gardens, Stirling Castle, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the landmark architecture of Blue Police Box, and do a tasting at Vino Valentino.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Glasgow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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