11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Train
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balloch Castle Country Park as well as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. On the 29th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Scotland Street School Museum, see the interesting displays at Glasgow Police Museum, and then examine the collection at Provand's Lordship.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow visit planner.

Durham to Glasgow is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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. You've now added Eilean Donan Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort William tour planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

2
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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 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portree Parish Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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2
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Regulus, then examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at East Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Inverness Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, walk around Ness Islands, stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness online day trip planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

2
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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Howff Cemetery, then snap pictures at Tay Railway Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lemmings Statues. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, get your game on at ScotKart Indoor Go Karting and Laser Tag Dundee, admire the local landmark of City Square Fountains, then pause for some photo ops at Dragon Statue, then appreciate the history behind Penguin Statues, and finally appreciate the history behind OOR Wullie Bronze Statue.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dundee trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Dundee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in September since evenings lows in Dundee dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

1
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Canongate Kirk, get engrossed in the history at People's Story, explore the world behind art at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, then see the interesting displays at Writers' Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at St Andrews and St George West Church, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Calton Burial Ground.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Edinburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dundee in September since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.