7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Providence
Fly:  16​h
1
Edinburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Callander
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fort William
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Glencoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
bus + train:  5​h
7
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Providence

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planner.

Providence, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Providence in October, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. You will leave for Callander on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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night
Callander

Callander ©
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The National Wallace Monument as well as Stirling Castle. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, appreciate the history behind The National Wallace Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Inchmahome Priory.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Callander itinerary maker.

Drive from Edinburgh to Callander in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Fort William on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Callander

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Inchmahome Priory
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Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Inchmahome Priory ©
Inchmahome Priory

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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. For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Callander to Fort William takes 2 hours. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toGlencoe.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Tours Parks

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day
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe itinerary maker.

Glencoe is just a stone's throw from Fort William. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Inchree Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Inchree Waterfalls ©
Inchree Waterfalls
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Glenmorangie Distillery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Culloden Battlefield, and finally catch all the local highlights with Glenmorangie Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Glenmorangie Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Glenmorangie Distillery ©
Glenmorangie Distillery
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
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 Talisker Distillery as well as Skye Scenic Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Skye Scenic Tours ©
Skye Scenic Tours
Talisker Distillery ©
Talisker Distillery

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Royal Mile and Holyrood Park. Explore Edinburgh further: contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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