12 days in Paris & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Scotland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dundee, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Inveraray, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning app.

Jacksonville, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Paris is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 31st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dundee, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dundee holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Dundee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You'll set off for Pitlochry on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hike along Black Spout Wood, examine the collection at Atholl Country Life Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, and finally steep yourself in history at Ossian's Hall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pitlochry online travel planner.

You can drive from Dundee to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort George, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Morar Cross, step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Carron Pottery, then contemplate the long history of Strome Castle, and finally take in the views from Skye Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh online visit planner.

Getting from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenfinnan sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glenfinnan takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Glenfinnan are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inveraray.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Inveraray, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glenorchy Parish Church, admire the striking features of St. Conan’s Kirk, explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, and finally look for gifts at Fyne Malts of Inveraray.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inveraray tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Glenfinnan to Inveraray by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Glenfinnan in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inveraray, with lows around 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.