11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + bus + train:  25​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inverness Botanic Gardens as well as Loch Ness.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield
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Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Fort George
Fort George
Inverness Botanic Gardens ©
Inverness Botanic Gardens

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