9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Ayr
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
2
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Fort William
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ullapool
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
train:  0 min
7
Edinburgh
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Lang Scots Mile, experience rural life at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, and then admire the striking features of Culzean Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ayr trip maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Ayr is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Ayr is 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Glasgow.

Things to do in Ayr

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience
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Lang Scots Mile ©
Lang Scots Mile
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Old Town Jail, University of Glasgow, Buchanan Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, explore the world behind art at The Burrell Collection, then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Ayr to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stirling
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
The Burrell Collection ©
The Burrell Collection
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

1
day
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 list of things to see and do now includes Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort Augustus Abbey, Eilean Donan Castle, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Old Inverlochy Castle, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Glenfinnan railway museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip maker .

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan railway museum, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus Abbey, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

1
day
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hebridean Whale Cruises, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Smoo Cave, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a tour by water with Hebridean Whale Cruises, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, pick up some new knowledge with An Talla Solais, then look for gifts at Highland Stonewear, Ullapool, then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool travel route planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Ullapool in 3 hours. November in Ullapool sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Hebridean Whale Cruises, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave

1
night
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 Urquhart Castle as well as Culloden Battlefield. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inverness trip planner .

Getting from Ullapool to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slains Castle as well as Linn O' Dee. On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Aberdeen Art Gallery, examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Linn O' Dee, and finally explore the historical opulence of Slains Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Linn O' Dee, Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Linn O' Dee ©
Linn O' Dee

1
day
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Edinburgh Dungeon, Castle Rock, Scott Monument, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Edinburgh Dungeon, then explore the striking landscape at Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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