16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Inveraray
— 1 night
Drive
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Dundee
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hunterian Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art, get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, then take an in-depth tour of Scotland Street School Museum, and finally examine the collection at Provand's Lordship.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Glasgow is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get much colder in Glasgow: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, and then explore the historical opulence of Lews Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stornoway trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glasgow to Stornoway. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at The Quiraing and Neist Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Plockton Seal Trips in Plockton (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and explore the activities along Portree Harbour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye day trip planning site.

You can travel from Stornoway to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Another option is to travel. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and finally take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aviemore day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Aviemore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Aviemore are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inveraray.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Inveraray

Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glenorchy Parish Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk, then explore the historical opulence of Inveraray Castle, and finally explore the galleries of Inveraray Jail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inveraray vacation app.

You can drive from Fort William to Inveraray in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Discovery Point and then explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dundee trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Inveraray to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Dundee sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Abbey are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Museum on the Mound. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Greyfriars Kirk, get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dundee in April since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites

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.