6 days in Glasgow, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

6 days in Glasgow, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Train
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
2
Callander
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow travel itinerary planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Glasgow is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Callander.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Callander

Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Loch Venachar, kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape, and then head outdoors with Action Adventure Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Callander trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Callander in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Callander

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

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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. On the 17th (Thu), walk around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, add some adventure to your tour with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort William road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Callander to Fort William takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, explore the activities along Loch Ness, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Aquariums

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.