15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
2
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
3
Glasgow
— 5 nights

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Castle. Royal Yacht Britannia and The Black Watch Castle & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grassmarket and The Birks of Aberfeldy. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see St. Ninian's Cathedral in Perth, approximately Perth away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning website.

Columbus, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Columbus in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Perth, The Birks of Aberfeldy
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
The Black Watch Castle & Museum ©
The Black Watch Castle & Museum

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Quiraing and Talisker Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Trotternish Ridge and Black Cuillin. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, look for gifts at Skye Batiks, and get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye attractions tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge

5
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inveraray Jail and The Tenement House. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Conan’s Kirk and Church of the Holy Rude. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Riverside Garden Centre & Art Gallery (in Comrie), Glenorchy Parish Church (in Dalmally) and Phoenix Falconry (in Blackford). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, examine the collection at Sterling Heads Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crichton Memorial Church, and steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Glasgow sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Stirling, Lochmaben Castle, Riverside Garden Centre & Art Gallery, Glenorchy Parish Church, Inveraray Jail
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St. Conan’s Kirk ©
St. Conan’s Kirk
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral

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