10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to Advocate's Close, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh route app .

Honolulu, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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. On the 15th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally look for gifts at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Nairn Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenfiddich Distillery, then stroll through Nairn Beach, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and finally savor the flavors at Ferintosh Community Market.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nairn, Ferintosh Community Market, Glenfiddich Distillery, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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