13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Stonehaven
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Isle of Iona
— 2 nights
Travel:  5 h 30 min
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Tulsa

1
night
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Dunnottar Woods has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), go for a walk through Dunnottar Woods, take an in-depth tour of Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Tolbooth Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Stonehaven Harbour, and finally stroll the grounds of Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of North Water Viaduct, explore the historical opulence of Fasque Castle, explore the historical opulence of Edzell Castle and Garden, stop by E Giulianotti, then appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Burns Memorial garden.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stonehaven trip builder tool .

Tulsa, USA to Stonehaven is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to Stonehaven is 6 hours. When traveling from Tulsa in October, plan for cooler days in Stonehaven, with highs around 55°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

North Water Viaduct, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Fasque Castle, Edzell Castle and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre ©
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Tolbooth Museum ©
Tolbooth Museum
Fasque Castle ©
Fasque Castle

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, examine the collection at Nairn Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cromarty Courthouse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planning site .

You can drive from Stonehaven to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Aigas Field Centre, Nairn Museum, Cromarty Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Nairn Museum ©
Nairn Museum
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

1
night
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Orkneyinga Saga Centre, examine the collection at Kirbuster Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Corrigall Farm Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Stromness trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Inverness to Stromness in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Stromness can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stromness

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Corrigall Farm Museum, Kirbuster Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kirbuster Museum ©
Kirbuster Museum
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
Corrigall Farm Museum ©
Corrigall Farm Museum

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get lost in a book at Orkney Library & Archive, then delve into the distant past at Grain Earth House, then steep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House, and finally head outdoors with MV Valkyrie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mull Head Nature Reserve and then examine the collection at The Smiddy Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kirkwall road trip website .

Kirkwall is just a short distance from Stromness. In October, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Smiddy Museum, Mull Head Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mull Head Nature Reserve ©
Mull Head Nature Reserve
The Smiddy Museum ©
The Smiddy Museum
Rennibister Earth House ©
Rennibister Earth House

2
nights
Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona ©
Fingal’s Cave has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): Head underground at Fingal’s Cave, then hike along Dun 1 Hike, then take in the exciting artwork at Iona Gallery & Pottery, and finally kick back and relax at Traigh an t-Suidhe. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Marble Quarry, enjoy the sand and surf at Traigh Bhan Nam Monach (White Strand of the Monks), then delve into the distant past at Iona Nunnery, and finally look for gifts at Iona Pebbles Arts and Crafts.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Iona tour itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kirkwall to Isle of Iona. In October, daily temperatures in Isle of Iona can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fingal’s Cave ©
Fingal’s Cave
Iona Nunnery ©
Iona Nunnery

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Burgh of Culross, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Culross Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glasgow travel planning app .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Iona to Glasgow with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Culross, The Old Town Jail
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Burgh of Culross ©
The Royal Burgh of Culross
The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail

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