18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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18 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pitlochry
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Dunkeld
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luss
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Rome

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Fort George, Urquhart Castle, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ship Space and Glen Ord Distillery. Step out of Inverness to go to Aviemore and see The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Inverness is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Inverness is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for much colder days in Inverness, with highs around 21°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Corrieshalloch Gorge
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, The Old Man of Storr, Black Cuillin, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, and finally see the top attractions with Skye Scenic Tours. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Tours
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Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin
Skye Scenic Tours ©
Skye Scenic Tours
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

3
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ben Nevis as well as Eilean Donan Castle. On the 6th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, then steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort William online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Loch Linnhe, Eilean Donan Castle, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

2
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Vrackie, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Melt Gallery & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Black Spout Wood, then stop by Heathergems, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Menzies, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Birks of Aberfeldy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pitlochry holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Pitlochry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dunkeld.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Highland Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ben Vrackie ©
Ben Vrackie
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
Black Spout Wood ©
Black Spout Wood

2
nights
Dunkeld

Dunkeld ©
Dunkeld and Birnam are two adjacent towns in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Hermitage Woodland Walk. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Meigle Sculptured Stones, then get to know the fascinating history of The Hermitage, then go for a walk through The Hermitage Woodland Walk, and finally look for gifts at The Naked Sheep. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Reekie Linn and then take in the dramatic scenery at Deil's Cauldron.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dunkeld itinerary planner.

Dunkeld is just a short distance from Pitlochry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Luss.

Things to do in Dunkeld

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deil's Cauldron, Meigle Sculptured Stones, Reekie Linn, The Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Deil's Cauldron ©
Deil's Cauldron
The Hermitage ©
The Hermitage

1
day
Luss

Luss ©
Luss is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Katrine. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Hidden Adventures, then look for gifts at Luss General Store, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Katrine.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luss trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Luss takes 2 hours. August in Luss sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Luss

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Loch Katrine
Highlights from your plan
Loch Katrine ©
Loch Katrine
Luss General Store ©
Luss General Store

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stirling Castle. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, steep yourself in history at Mackintosh House, and then see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of New Lanark World Heritage Village, get engrossed in the history at Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, and then take a stroll through Glasgow West End.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luss to Glasgow takes an hour. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House
New Lanark World Heritage Site ©
New Lanark World Heritage Site

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melrose Abbey and Holyrood Park. Get outdoors at Pease Bay and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin, approximately 30 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Pease Bay, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Melrose Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Pease Bay ©
Pease Bay

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