10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Buchanan Street or The Glasgow School of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy), The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, and take in the exciting artwork at Stills Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glasgow, The Glenturret Distillery, Rosslyn Chapel, The Birks of Aberfeldy
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Newburgh Seals Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. Nicholas, then view the masterpieces at Teasel & Tweed, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blairs Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stonehaven Tollbooth Musuem.

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Take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newburgh Seals Beach, Stonehaven Tollbooth Musuem
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Blairs Museum ©
Blairs Museum
Stonehaven Tollbooth Musuem ©
Stonehaven Tollbooth Musuem
Kirk of St. Nicholas ©
Kirk of St. Nicholas

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, and finally examine the collection at Clan Macpherson Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip website .

Take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cairngorm Mountain, Clan Macpherson Museum
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Clan Macpherson Museum ©
Clan Macpherson Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then delve into the distant past at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Inchree Waterfalls, Glencoe Lochan, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Treasures of the Earth ©
Treasures of the Earth

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