10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, stroll around Whin Park, stop by The Merchant, then snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Inverness when traveling from London in May, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Beauly Priory, Urquhart Castle
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
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 30th (Sat), get outside with A.C.E Target Sports, then admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge

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 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at MacIntosh Parish Church, explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, explore the activities along Loch Shiel, then cruise along Morar Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Phoenix Falconry, then contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Piping, stroll through Glasgow Green, then examine the collection at Glasgow Police Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dunblane Cathedral, Church of the Holy Rude, Phoenix Falconry
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Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Phoenix Falconry ©
Phoenix Falconry
Church of the Holy Rude ©
Church of the Holy Rude

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jedburgh Abbey and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre and Greyfriars Kirk are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Jedburgh
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Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©

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