15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and get great views at Calton Hill.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Edinburgh. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Stirling (Loch Lomond & Stirling Distillery). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glasgow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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 18th (Sun): squeeze the most out of the city with Cruise Loch Linnhe, pause for some serene contemplation at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pixel Spirits. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Cairngorm Brewery) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Karmic-Wellbeing, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and don't miss a visit to Free North Church.

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Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
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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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