18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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18 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly:  17​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Falkirk
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Valparaiso

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Town, Forth Bridges Walking Tours and The Rat Pack Piano Bar. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary planner .

Valparaiso, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Valparaiso in November: highs in Edinburgh hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Falkirk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Rat Pack Piano Bar ©
The Rat Pack Piano Bar

1
night
Falkirk

Falkirk ©
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antonine Roman Wall. On the 19th (Tue), admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel and then delve into the distant past at Antonine Roman Wall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Falkirk vacation maker app .

Falkirk is very close to Edinburgh. In November in Falkirk, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Falkirk

Historic Sites
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Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

3
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.
Go to St Kilda has been added to your itinerary. When in Isle of Skye, make a side trip to see Eilean Donan Castle in Kyle of Lochalsh, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Falkirk to Isle of Skye takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Falkirk in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Isle of Skye, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to North Uist.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Go to St Kilda ©
Go to St Kilda

7
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Stromness is known for historic sites, museums, breweries & distilleries, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, and make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stromness tour itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Stromness, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 40°F at night. You'll set off for North Uist on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Standing Stones of Stenness
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Yesnaby Cliffs ©
Yesnaby Cliffs
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

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