13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Glenfinnan
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Glenfinnan
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive
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Jedburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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North Berwick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly

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Glenfinnan

— 1 night
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, then explore the activities along Loch Shiel, and finally kick back and relax at Samalaman Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glenfinnan trip itinerary planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Glenfinnan is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Glenfinnan. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Glenfinnan to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort George, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally savor a hot drink at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then kick back and relax at Nairn Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inverness route maker.

Getting from Glenfinnan to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Mainland

— 1 night
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bishop & Earls Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then delve into the mystery of Ring of Brodgar, and finally contemplate the long history of Skara Brae.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Inverness in May: highs in Kirkwall hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jedburgh

— 3 nights
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamburgh Castle and Melrose Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at Lindisfarne Priory and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamburgh (St Aiden Beach & Grace Darling Museum), Abbotsford House (in Melrose) and Paxton House (in Berwick upon Tweed).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jedburgh holiday planner.

Getting from Kirkwall to Jedburgh by car takes about 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Jedburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to North Berwick.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

North Berwick

— 2 nights
North Berwick is a seaside town and former royal burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. Seacliff Stables has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Berwick Lighthouse, make a trip to The Elizabethan Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Tantallon Castle, and finally take a pleasant ride with Seacliff Stables. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, then step into the grandiose world of Berwick Upon Tweed Castle & Ramparts, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Flight, and finally steep yourself in history at Winton Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our North Berwick sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jedburgh to North Berwick in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in North Berwick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in North Berwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dean Village and Greyfriars Kirkyard. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from North Berwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.