15 days in Scotland & York Itinerary

15 days in Scotland & York Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland & York Itinerary

Start: Elstree
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Elstree

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Old Town. There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Elstree to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Elstree in September: highs in Edinburgh hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've added Inverness Botanic Gardens, Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wardlaw Mausoleum and Old High Church, Inverness. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Inverness Cathedral ©
Inverness Cathedral
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery ©
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Old High Church, Inverness ©
Old High Church, Inverness

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dumbarton Castle and The Tenement House. You'll explore and learn at Hunterian Museum and Provand's Lordship. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Inchmahome Priory (in Port of Menteith), Dunblane Cathedral (in Dunblane) and Church of the Holy Rude (in Stirling). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paisley Abbey.

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You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Glasgow sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paisley, Dunblane Cathedral, Inchmahome Priory, Dumbarton Castle, Church of the Holy Rude
Highlights from your plan
Hunterian Museum ©
Hunterian Museum
Dumbarton Castle ©
Dumbarton Castle
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral

4
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Shambles Market has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Howard and York Cold War Bunker. Visit Treasurer's House and Helmsley Castle for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church, wander the streets of York Shambles, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Ayr to York in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in York sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Helmsley Castle
Highlights from your plan
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

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