13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Fort William
— 2 nights
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
— 3 nights


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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then do a tasting at Vino Valentino, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glasgow journey maker tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Granite House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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: Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Inverness sightseeing site.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.