15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive

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Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens in Golspie, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dayton, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dayton in May: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plockton.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Plockton — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle and then get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plockton trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Plockton takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Plockton can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Fort William — 2 nights

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 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Fort William takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planner.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Pollok Country Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then stroll through Strathblane Falconry.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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.