14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Pitlochry
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Krakow

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the exhibits of The Tenement House and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Inveraray Castle, admire the sheer force of Falls of Dochart, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow vacation app .

Krakow, Poland to Glasgow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Glasgow. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Krakow in August: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Kelpies, Falls of Dochart, Rosslyn Chapel, Inveraray Castle, National Wallace Monument
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkwall trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Kirkwall takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Maeshowe
Highlights from your plan
The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

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 29th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Ness, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip builder .

You can fly from Kirkwall to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nairn, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Mountain, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Neist Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye holiday builder website .

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 August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach
Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour

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 2nd (Mon), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Commando Monument, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Purdie's of Oban, step into the grandiose world of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, hike along Pulpit Hill, see the interesting displays at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Arduaine Garden, delve into the distant past at Nether Largie Standing Stones, get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls of Lora.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Oban, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kilchurn Castle, Nether Largie Standing Stones, Inveraray Jail
Highlights from your plan
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

2
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along The Birks of Aberfeldy, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edradour Distillery, then step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunkeld Cathedral, then learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry travel route builder app .

Getting from Oban to Pitlochry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Dalwhinnie Distillery, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, The Birks of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery

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