12 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

12 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Wreckspeditions in Dunoon, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Kelvingrove Park, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and pause for some photo ops at The Paisley Cenotaph.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow route planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Glasgow is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in September; daily highs in Glasgow reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 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, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Wardlaw Mausoleum, and tee off at Golspie Golf Club.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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