5 days in Scotland Itinerary

5 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland planner
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Fort William
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— 3 nights


Inverness — 1 day

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, and finally explore the activities along River Ness.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inverness vacation planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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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. On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip maker site.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Edinburgh — 3 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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To plan Edinburgh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Scotland travel guide

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.