14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  9​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dornoch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nairn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Perth

Perth
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle and then get all the information you need at The Battle of Bannockburn Experience. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Stanley Mills, then explore the historical opulence of Lochleven Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Falkland Palace & Garden.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Perth is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Lochleven Castle, Falkland Palace & Garden
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Stanley Mills ©
Stanley Mills
Lochleven Castle ©
Lochleven Castle

2
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andrew's Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Castle Charter & Marine Service, then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Provost Skene's House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, explore the historical opulence of Slains Castle, and then steep yourself in history at St Machar's Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen day trip planning app .

Getting from Perth to Aberdeen by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Stonehaven
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St Machar's Cathedral ©
St Machar's Cathedral
Slains Castle ©
Slains Castle
Provost Skene's House ©
Provost Skene's House

1
night
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenmorangie Distillery. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Glenmorangie Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Elgin Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Spynie Palace, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls of Shin.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dornoch trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Aberdeen to Dornoch in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dornoch are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Nairn.

Things to do in Dornoch

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Elgin, Falls of Shin, Glenmorangie Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Elgin Cathedral ©
Elgin Cathedral
Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Spynie Palace ©
Spynie Palace

1
night
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ruthven Barracks.

Find out how to plan Nairn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Dornoch to Nairn takes 1.5 hours. August in Nairn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Nairn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruthven Barracks
Highlights from your plan
Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortrose Cathedral, then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and finally steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and then contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Inverness is just a stone's throw from Nairn. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Beauly Priory, Fortrose Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Highlandman's Umbrella, trek along West Highland Way, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Cobbler, and finally examine the collection at Provand's Lordship. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at New Lanark World Heritage Site, then steep yourself in history at Chatelherault, and then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Rural Life.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of Rural Life, New Lanark World Heritage Site, West Highland Way, Chatelherault, The Cobbler
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Way ©
West Highland Way
New Lanark World Heritage Site ©
New Lanark World Heritage Site
The Cobbler ©
The Cobbler

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added The Scotch Whisky Experience to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then explore the galleries of John Knox House Museum, and finally get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kinneil Museum, make a trip to Linlithgow Palace, then don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Linlithgow Palace, Kinneil Museum
Highlights from your plan
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
John Knox House Museum ©
John Knox House Museum
Kinneil Museum ©
Kinneil Museum

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