10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
4
Inverness
— 1 night
5
St. Andrews
— 2 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at National Wallace Monument and Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to The Old Town Jail (in Stirling) and Doune Castle (in Doune). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

Rochester, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rochester in September: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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Fort William

Fort William ©
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 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, then don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, stroll through Glencoe Lochan, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Fort Augustus Abbey, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip maker.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

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night
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the activities along River Ness, contemplate the long history of Fort George, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cawdor Castle, then make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and finally explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Scone Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Glamis Castle, and then steep yourself in history at St Andrews Links.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Andrews tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to St. Andrews by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scone Palace, Glamis Castle
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Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

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