11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): go for a walk through St Ninians Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), contemplate the long history of Fort George, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

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

New York City, USA to Inverness is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Inverness due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Inverness, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.
Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Fri): hike along Glencoe Lochan, explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William day trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Glasgow.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and finally walk around Pollok Country Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow road trip website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Scotland travel guide

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.