13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Arisaig
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ballachulish
— 2 nights
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Edinburgh. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

3
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Zipline), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inverness travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

2
nights
Arisaig

Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, stop by Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, then tee off at Traigh Golf Course, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maelrubha's Chapel. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Arisaig Archery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Samalaman Beach, and then trek along Smirisary Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arisaig day trip site.

Drive from Inverness to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. In May in Arisaig, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

2
nights
Ballachulish

The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballachulish journey maker tool.

Drive from Arisaig to Ballachulish in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.