11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Glasgow
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
St. Andrews
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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day
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glasgow when traveling from Vancouver in March, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Fun & Games
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Room Escape Games

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night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Glencoe Village holiday builder site .

Getting from Glasgow to Glencoe Village by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Mountain
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

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Fort William is just a short distance from Glencoe Village. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Commando Museum
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip planning tool .

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye in March, Inverness is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Nature Parks
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
On the 28th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at V&A Dundee, then play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, then admire the striking features of St Andrews Cathedral, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Eden Mill.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Andrews tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to St. Andrews in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

V&A Dundee
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St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
V&A Dundee ©
V&A Dundee

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie), then examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, then stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Wellington Suspension Bridge. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Glenfiddich Distillery and then explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle.

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Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stonehaven, Balmoral Castle, Glenfiddich Distillery
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens

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