15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
2
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
3
Pitlochry
— 1 night
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
6
Aberdeen
— 1 night

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore hidden gems such as Buchanan Street and Merchant City. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Glasgow School of Art and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. When in Glasgow, make a side trip to see Culzean Castle in Maybole, approximately Maybole away. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with House for an Art Lover and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. January in Glasgow sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Culzean Castle
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Merchant City ©
Merchant City
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Get outdoors at BobCat Alpacas and Arthur's Seat. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online travel planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

1
night
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, then view the masterpieces at The Watermill, and then explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pitlochry trip app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

The Watermill
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Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Blair Athol Distillery ©
Blair Athol Distillery
The Watermill ©
The Watermill

2
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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 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally hike along Glencoe Lochan. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip site.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Commando Monument, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glencoe Lochan
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nairn Beach and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris) and Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness online day trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Urquhart Castle, Grantown Antiques and Collectables
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): visit Footdee (Fittie), examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen route planner.

Drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Footdee (Fittie) ©
Footdee (Fittie)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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