11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Galloway Forest Park
— 1 day
Drive
2
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly

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1
day
Galloway Forest Park

On the 21st (Fri), trek along Loch Trool.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Galloway Forest Park online sightseeing planner.

London to Galloway Forest Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Galloway Forest Park

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Loch Trool ©
Hiking Trail
Loch Trool
4.9

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lost Valley Trail, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then take an exotic tour of Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe day trip app.

Traveling by car from Galloway Forest Park to Glencoe takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Glen Etive
Must see
Glen Etive
4.8
Glencoe Lochan ©
Must see
Glencoe Lochan
4.9

4
nights
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.
Visit Claigan Coral Beach and Talisker Beach for some beach relaxation. Duntulm Castle and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, go for a walk through Fairy Glen, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and make a trip to The Lump.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye road trip site.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Isle of Skye takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Talisker Beach ©
Must see
Talisker Beach
4.2

2
nights
Inverness

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 28th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, then don't miss a visit to Clava Cairns, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness vacation planning site.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Clava Cairns ©
Must see
Clava Cairns
4.7
Nairn Beach ©
Beach
Nairn Beach
4.7
Cawdor Castle ©
Castle
Cawdor Castle
4.3

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and finally steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Highland Park Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall trip maker tool.

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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