10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade
Fly:  8 h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Inverness
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Aberdeen
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Belgrade

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online day trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Edinburgh is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Edinburgh, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, then stroll around Pollok Country Park, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow tour planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Glasgow are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Pollok Country Park ©
Pollok Country Park
The Burrell Collection ©
The Burrell Collection

1
night
Fort William

Fort William ©
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 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort William tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Commando Monument
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument
Treasures of the Earth ©
Treasures of the Earth

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the activities along River Ness, snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye in January, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Inverness. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
River Ness ©
River Ness
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aberdeen day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle

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