14 days in Scotland & Penrith Itinerary

14 days in Scotland & Penrith Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland & Penrith Itinerary

Start: Durham
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Glasgow
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Durham

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip maker .

Durham to Edinburgh is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to The Kelpies, admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, take in nature's colorful creations at The Queen Anne Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Argaty Red Kites, and finally step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stirling trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Stirling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Falkirk Wheel
Highlights from your plan
Argaty Red Kites ©
Argaty Red Kites
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Donmouth Local Nature Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Gight Woods, then sample the fine beverages at Porter's Gin Micro Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Deeside Railway Line.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Deeside Railway Line ©
Old Deeside Railway Line
Donmouth Local Nature Reserve ©
Donmouth Local Nature Reserve
Porter's Gin Micro Distillery ©
Porter's Gin Micro Distillery

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Castle Gallery, examine the collection at Nairn Museum, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard, then have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness visit website .

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Inverness, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nairn Museum, Wildwoodz
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Old Kirk Yard ©
Old Kirk Yard

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 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally explore the activities along Loch Shiel. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, then cruise along Road to the Isles, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fort William sightseeing planner.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Commando Museum, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Shiel
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Loch Shiel ©
Loch Shiel

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 8th (Wed), bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Penrith.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrew's church, get your game on at Laser Wars UK, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Penrith day trip site .

You can take a train from Glasgow to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Penrith, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Michael Coates Clay Shooting, Predator Experience Ltd, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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