13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Aberdeen
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Royal Mile, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, look for gifts at Aquila, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online itinerary creator.

Bengaluru, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Edinburgh is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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. On the 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Glencoe Lochan, tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Stalker and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Loch Linnhe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glencoe Lochan, The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, Castle Stalker
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, then look for gifts at Isle of Skye Oysters, and then stroll through Talisker Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sound of Sleat Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Culloden Battlefield. Get outdoors at Dornoch Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Dornoch, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Rosemarkie Beach and admire the sheer force of Plodda Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inverness itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Rosemarkie Beach, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Culloden Battlefield
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
day
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 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Footdee (Fittie) and then identify plant and animal life at Balmedie Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aberdeen travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Beaches Outdoors Wildlife
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Balmedie Beach ©
Balmedie Beach
Footdee (Fittie) ©
Footdee (Fittie)

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