9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland itinerary planner
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Fly
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Glasgow
Drive
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Stirling
Drive
4
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
5
Aviemore
Drive
6
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
7
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church and then relax and float downstream with Pinkston Watersports.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Glasgow is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Glasgow. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Glasgow: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, learn about all things military at The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Castle Rock, and finally take a stroll through New Town.

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Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stirling.
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Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 16th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Sir John De Graeme.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Stirling, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pitlochry.
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Pitlochry — 1 night

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Black Spout Wood.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pitlochry trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Stirling to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Aviemore Railway Station and then see the interesting displays at Clan Macpherson Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner.

Drive from Pitlochry to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 1 night

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 17th (Mon): play a few rounds at Inverness Golf Club and then get a dose of the wild on Highland Tour Guide.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aviemore to Inverness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour and then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips. On your second day here, stop by Skye Weavers, hike along Macleod's Maidens Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Talisker Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
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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. For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencoe route maker app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for 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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