10 days in Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bushmills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Ness and Loch Morlich. Take a break from the city and head to Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Aigas Field Centre. Step out of Inverness to go to Aviemore and see Zipline, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge, snap pictures at Culloden Viaduct, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning website .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Inverness is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Inverness is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, things will get colder in Inverness: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Aigas Field Centre
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Distillery Tours
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Zipline

1
night
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ballachulish day trip planning website .

You can drive from Inverness to Ballachulish in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ballachulish are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags. Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Eyemouth Harbour. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Faskally Wood (in Pitlochry) and Falls of Clyde (in Lanark). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh visit planning website .

Drive from Ballachulish to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Falls of Clyde, Faskally Wood, Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Eyemouth Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Falls of Clyde ©
Falls of Clyde
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

2
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, head outdoors with Causeway Coastal Route, tee off at Bushfoot Golf Club, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Edinburgh to Bushmills in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, Bushmills is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Portbradden Harbour ©
Portbradden Harbour

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