14 days in Scotland, Carlisle & Castletown Itinerary

14 days in Scotland, Carlisle & Castletown Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland, Carlisle & Castletown Itinerary

Start: Leeds
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mallaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Carlisle
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h
7
Castletown
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abriachan Nurseries - The Garden On Loch Ness as well as Loch Ness Cruises. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort George, then contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, then admire the natural beauty at Abriachan Nurseries - The Garden On Loch Ness, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Loch Ness Cruises, then look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and then snap pictures at Skye Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip maker .

Leeds to Inverness is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Skye Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Fairy Glen, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Portree Harbour. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery, and finally make a trip to Fairy Glen.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel as well as Glencoe Visitor Centre. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mallaig planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Mallaig in 3 hours. September in Mallaig sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Mallaig

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Perth, Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
The Black Watch Castle & Museum ©
The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added The Kelpies & The Helix, Dean Village, St Giles' Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Holyrood Palace and then contemplate the long history of Holyrood Abbey. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, ponder the design of Witches well, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions website .

Drive from Mallaig to Edinburgh in 4 hours. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You've now added Glasgow Cathedral to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Glasgow Green.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carlisle.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Green ©
Glasgow Green

1
night
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. You've added Birdoswald Roman Fort, Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge, Vindolanda, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, then steep yourself in history at Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Birdoswald Roman Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Bewcastle Cross & Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carlisle trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Glasgow to Carlisle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castletown.

Things to do in Carlisle

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brampton, Hexham
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Birdoswald Roman Fort ©
Birdoswald Roman Fort

4
nights
Castletown

Castletown ©
The Old House of Keys has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Castletown online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Carlisle to Castletown with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Castletown

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Old House of Keys ©
The Old House of Keys

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