22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Oban
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Oban
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taynuilt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arisaig
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spean Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 3 nights
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Kahului

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Oban

— 2 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, cast your line with Argyll-Sea Tours, explore the galleries of The Jetty Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Carnasserie Castle, and finally make a trip to Kilmartin Church and Graveyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Oban Whisky and Fine Wines Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Columba Cathedral, and then relax and rejuvenate at Oban Bay Hotel & Spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban trip itinerary site.

Kahului, USA to Oban is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Kahului to Oban due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kahului in October, things will get cooler in Oban: highs are around 55°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taynuilt.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Taynuilt

— 5 nights
Taynuilt is a large village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland located at the western entrance to the narrow Pass of Brander.LocationThe village is situated on the River Nant about a kilometre before the river flows into Loch Etive at Airds Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Conan’s Kirk and Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taynuilt: Inveraray (Inveraray Bell Tower, Fishing Trip Scotland, &more), Dalmally (Kintail Birds of Prey Argyll, Glenorchy Parish Church, &more) and Tyndrum Community Woodland (in Tyndrum). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Crauchan Power Station Visitor Centre, take a peaceful walk through Fearnoch Forest, and steep yourself in history at Old Castle Lachlan.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taynuilt trip planner.

Taynuilt is very close to Oban. October in Taynuilt sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Taynuilt

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe, then take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, stroll around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, then appreciate the history behind Bronze Ford Model T, and finally cruise along Road to the Isles.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fort William travel site.

You can drive from Taynuilt to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Arisaig.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arisaig

— 2 nights
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, take a memorable drive along Morar Beach, then tee off at Traigh Golf Course, then see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maelrubha's Chapel. On the next day, stroll through Samalaman Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram, and then stroll through Ardtoe Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arisaig road trip site.

You can drive from Fort William to Arisaig in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Arisaig can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sun), snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, then get a dose of the wild on Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, and then kick back and relax at Talisker Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin and then make a trip to Plockton Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip app.

Getting from Arisaig to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2 hours. October in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Spean Bridge.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Spean Bridge

— 3 nights
Spean Bridge is a village in the parish of Kilmonivaig, in the Highland region of Scotland.The village takes its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean on General Wade's military road between Fort William and Fort Augustus, and not from Telford's bridge of 1819 which carries the A82 over the river at the heart of the village.Lying in the Great Glen, Spean Bridge has transport links north towards Inverness and south to Fort William, provided by the A82, and the A86 heads east to join the A9 at Kingussie. Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Affric National Nature Reserve and Glen Strathfarrar. Change things up with these side-trips from Spean Bridge: Invermoriston Falls (in Invermoriston), Well of the Seven Heads (in Laggan) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The Commando Museum, admire the sheer force of Dog Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, and take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Spean Bridge vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Spean Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Spean Bridge when traveling from Isle of Skye in October, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Spean Bridge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Oban

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Easdale Island Folk Museum and Gylen Castle. See even more of Oban: trek along Pulpit Hill, get a new perspective on things with Allan's Boat Trips, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Oban Marina.

Plan trip to Oban with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Spean Bridge to Oban takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Spean Bridge in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Oban, with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Golf

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.