15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Fort William
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anstruther
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 8th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then hike along Lost Valley Trail, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planning tool.

Fort Myers, USA to Fort William is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fort Myers to Fort William, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plockton

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, make a trip to Plockton Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Morar Cross, and finally take a memorable drive along Ratagan to Glenelg. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box, and finally don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Plockton itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Fort William to Plockton in 2 hours. In May in Plockton, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Plockton

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along River Ness, explore the activities along Loch Ness, and then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip website.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Inverness takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Anstruther.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Anstruther

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Elie Beach, then head off the coast to Isle of May National Nature Reserve, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anstruther trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Inverness to Anstruther in 3.5 hours. May in Anstruther sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Anstruther

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 4 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, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip website.

You can drive from Anstruther to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Glasgow

— 3 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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Vino Valentino. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then stroll around Pollok Country Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Paisley Cenotaph.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Glasgow sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.