15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

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Lyon, France to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Lyon to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lyon in August, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Bring the kids along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, contemplate the long history of City Chambers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strathblane Falconry, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online trip builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
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Fort William — 1 night

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 9th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort William day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durness.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Durness — 2 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Durness takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Morayvia. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Morlich (in Aviemore), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and get outside with Northern Meeting Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness online tour planner.

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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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.