16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee, Florida
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Inverness
— 3 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 + Fly:  19 h
End: Tallahassee, Florida

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Greyfriars Kirk. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Tallahassee, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Tallahassee to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tallahassee in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Ring of Brodgar.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kirkwall fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Kirkwall in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Distillery Tours and Culloden Battlefield. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's much more to do: explore the activities along River Ness, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then make a trip to Fairy Glen. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Dunvegan Two Churches Walk, explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

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 24th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort William day trip planning site .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to McCaig's Tower, identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oban trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oban

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

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