17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13​h
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Roslin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Oban
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Isle of Iona
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
6
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Inverness
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
11
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Calton Hill. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Greyfriars Kirk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Roslin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

few
hours
Roslin

Roslin ©
Roslin is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh. To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Roslin online driving holiday planner .

Roslin is very close to Edinburgh. May in Roslin sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stirling.

Things to do in Roslin

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry

1
night
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude, contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, learn about all things military at Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Allanwater Brewhouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stirling journey planning site .

You can drive from Roslin to Stirling in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Stirling are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Dunblane Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Church of the Holy Rude ©
Church of the Holy Rude
The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail

1
night
Oban

Oban
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Conan's Kirk , explore the ancient world of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and finally make a trip to McCaig's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Easdale Island Folk Museum, then examine the collection at Kilmartin Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arduaine Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oban trip planner .

You can drive from Stirling to Oban in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Oban

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Conan’s Kirk, Kilmartin Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery

1
night
Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona ©
On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Traigh an t-Suidhe, take an in-depth tour of Iona Abbey and Nunnery, and then hike along Dun 1 Hike.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isle of Iona day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Oban to Isle of Iona with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iona Abbey and Nunnery ©
Iona Abbey and Nunnery

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker, then appreciate the views at Glencoe, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Iona to Glencoe. May in Glencoe sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Stalker, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William online travel planner .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Glenfinnan
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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 21st (Thu), shop like a local with Uig Pottery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then head outdoors with Skye Adventure, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Columba's Isle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Uig Pottery ©
Uig Pottery

1
night
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Dailbeag Beach, then view the masterpieces at Morven Gallery, then make a trip to The Blackhouse, and finally delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stornoway visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Skye to Stornoway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stornoway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
Highlights from your plan
Dailbeag Beach ©
Dailbeag Beach
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

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night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inverness online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Inverness. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly Priory, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Old Aberdeen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peterhead, Cruden Bay Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Cruden Bay Golf Club ©
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Peterhead Prison Museum ©
Peterhead Prison Museum
Old Aberdeen ©
Old Aberdeen

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