10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then explore the activities along River Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step into the grandiose world of Fort George, then kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness sightseeing planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Inverness is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Inverness reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Nairn Beach
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

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 29th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort William vacation maker app .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus Abbey, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
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 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and finally explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, then get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and then make a trip to Dun Beag Broch.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, contemplate the long history of Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, and finally steep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Kirkwall takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kirkwall, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Brough Of Birsay, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Broch of Gurness
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill. On your second day here, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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