9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Linz


Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, explore the historical opulence of Strome Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, and finally make a trip to Plockton Harbour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh online route maker.

Linz, Austria to Kyle of Lochalsh is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then walk around Ness Islands, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planner.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Glencoe.
Theme Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Fort Augustus.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Fort Augustus — 1 night

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 16th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, then steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, then take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, then stop by Iceberg Glass, and finally admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Augustus road trip planning site.

Drive from Glencoe to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Drumnadrochit — 3 nights

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Ninians Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn.

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Drumnadrochit is very close to Fort Augustus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.