15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stirling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Ballater
— 1 night
Drive
6
Stonehaven
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aberdeen
— 1 night
Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Greenville

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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, appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Greenville, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Greenville to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from Greenville in July, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Stirling

— 2 nights
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Argaty Red Kites, then stroll through Strathblane Falconry, and then head outdoors with Conic Hill. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, then pause for some photo ops at Milnathort War Memorial and Park, and then pause for some photo ops at The Kelpies & The Helix.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stirling vacation planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Stirling

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Fort William

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally take an exotic tour of Glen Coe Photography Safari. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, then stroll through Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip builder website.

Drive from Stirling to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Augustus

— 3 nights
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Augustus side-trips: Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition (in Drumnadrochit), Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Falls of Glomach) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Augustus attractions planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Fort Augustus in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Fort Augustus are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballater

— 1 night
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. On the 27th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, then appreciate the history behind War Memorial, then get a dose of the wild on Braemar Highland Safaris, and finally explore the activities along Loch Muick.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballater trip planner.

Getting from Fort Augustus to Ballater by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Ballater, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Ballater

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Stonehaven

— 2 nights
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On the 28th (Wed), cool off at Stonehaven Open Air Pool, step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, and then stroll through RSPB Fowlsheugh. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tayside Police Museum Kirriemuir, take in the waterfront activity at Arbroath Harbour, and then tee off at Montrose Golf Links.

Plan trip to Stonehaven with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ballater to Stonehaven by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Stonehaven, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aberdeen

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 30th (Fri), trek along Old Deeside Railway Line.

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Aberdeen is just a stone's throw from Stonehaven. In July in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.