14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Inverness
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inveraray
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly

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Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally let the river carry you with Monster Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Ness and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

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Chicago, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Inverness at 65°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Oban

— 2 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Seafari Adventures. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, and finally don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Oban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inveraray.

Things to do in Oban

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Inveraray

— 3 nights
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilmartin (Kilmartin Museum & Kilmartin Church and Graveyard). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Argyll Adventure - Inveraray, stop by Inveraray Woollen Mill, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Conan’s Kirk, and take an in-depth tour of Auchindrain Township.

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Traveling by car from Oban to Inveraray takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Blue Police Box, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Glasgow Cenotaph, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and finally walk around Kelvingrove Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow tour site.

You can drive from Inveraray to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

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You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Scotland travel guide

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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.