12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland tour planner
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Fly
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aberdeen
— 2 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.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow online vacation builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Glasgow is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Glasgow. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in September; daily highs in Glasgow reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 14th (Wed).
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and stroll through Calton Hill.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Inverness — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton), Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Inverness sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aberdeen.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Aberdeen — 2 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, see the interesting displays at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, then hike along Old Deeside Railway Line, and finally snap pictures at Wellington Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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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