16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Loch an Eilein (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). There's much more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, catch a live performance at Northern Meeting Park, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker app.

Rome, Italy to Inverness is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Inverness is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in April, expect Inverness to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, and then don't miss a visit to The Morar Cross.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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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. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort William journey app.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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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: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, and stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Glasgow route maker website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Glasgow sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 6 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, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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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