15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anstruther
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Anstruther.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Anstruther

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Dos Mundos, head off the coast to Isle of May National Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Crail Harbour, and finally play a few rounds at Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at St Monans Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Elie Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Anstruther Harbour.

Plan my day in Anstruther using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Anstruther takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Anstruther

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the activities along River Ness, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, then admire the striking features of St Ninians Church, then stroll through Aigas Field Centre, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness tour planner.

Getting from Anstruther to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Misty Isle Boat Trips and then see Skye Jeep Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye vacation tool.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
On the 30th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then take a tour by water with Plockton Seal Trips, and finally make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour builder site.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then add some adventure to your tour with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William holiday website.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Stirling.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stirling

— 1 night
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rob Roy's Grave. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, steep yourself in history at Rob Roy's Grave, then look for gifts at Spirit of Callander, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Kelpies & The Helix.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stirling trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Stirling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and finally do a tasting at Vino Valentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then appreciate the history behind Homeless Jesus Statue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.

Scottish Highlands travel guide

4.4
Castles · Mountains · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.