10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland Trip Planner

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Loch Awe
— 1 night
Drive
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Trossachs
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive

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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Miss Katie Cupcake, and then wander the streets of Princes Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Portobello Beach, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and then step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Aviemore

— 1 night
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): experience rural life at Working Sheepdogs, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at The Bookmark Bookshop, and finally look for gifts at The Whisky Castle. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Clan Macpherson Museum, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, then join in the after-dark buzz at The High St. Merchants, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aviemore road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser, then examine the collection at ShipSpace, then take in the dramatic scenery at Plodda Falls, and finally sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inverness holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Inverness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
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 25th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin and then enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Glencoe

— 1 night
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, then pause for some photo ops at James Stewart Memorial, and finally tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glencoe trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glencoe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Glencoe sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Loch Awe.

Things to do in Glencoe

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Loch Awe

— 1 night
On the 27th (Wed), get outside with Loch Awe Boats, take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, then stop by Loch Fyne Whiskies, and finally browse the exhibits of Auchindrain Township.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Loch Awe route planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Loch Awe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Loch Awe are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trossachs.

Things to do in Loch Awe

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Trossachs

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Balquhidder Church Ruins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Menteith.

Plan a Trossachs trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Loch Awe to Trossachs in 2 hours. In December in Trossachs, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Trossachs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow driving holiday app.

Getting from Trossachs to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Scotland travel guide

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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.