10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Dublin

2
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, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, thenexplore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, thensteep yourself in history at Skara Brae, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, look for all kinds of wild species at Mull Head Nature Reserve, thencontemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, thenbrowse the collection at Orkney Library & Archive, and finally delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kirkwall online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Kirkwall takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, you will find days in Kirkwall are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Mull Head Nature Reserve, Maeshowe, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve ©
Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

1
night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 7th (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kirkwall to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries Tours Nature

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, thentake in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Granite House and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Commando Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, thengo for a walk through Fairy Glen, thenexplore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter) and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip planning site.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Fairy Glen ©
Fairy Glen

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