10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly

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4
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

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: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planner.

Calgary, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

1
night
Ballachulish

The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. On the 27th (Wed), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then stroll through Lost Valley Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ballachulish holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ballachulish takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, see the interesting displays at Highland Aviation Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip app.

Traveling by car from Ballachulish to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.