10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Aberdeen
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, steep yourself in history at Holyrood Abbey, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh sightseeing planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

1
night
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Mar's Wark and then steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stirling online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stirling are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Royal Burgh of Culross, St. Michael's Parish Church, Dunblane Cathedral
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The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
St. Michael's Parish Church ©
St. Michael's Parish Church

4
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dunnottar Castle and Tolquhon Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Huntly Castle and Haddo House. Venture out of the city with trips to Grampian Transport Museum (in Alford), Fasque Castle (in Fettercairn) and Duff House (in Banff). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Kirk of St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen holiday website .

Traveling by car from Stirling to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ellon, Stonehaven, Duff House, Fasque Castle, Grampian Transport Museum
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Huntly Castle ©
Huntly Castle
Fasque Castle ©
Fasque Castle

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, then view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cawdor Castle, Beauly Priory, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Fort George
Fort George

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