8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
+3
Train + Subway + Bus + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Aberdour
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
End: Baltimore

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added South Queensferry to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sat), wander the streets of South Queensferry, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site .

Baltimore, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Baltimore to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in August, expect Edinburgh to be cooler, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aberdour.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Aberdour

Aberdour ©
Aberdour is a scenic and historic village on the south coast of Fife, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Lochore Meadows Country Park, then tee off at Aberdour Golf Club, then explore the historical opulence of Aberdour Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Aberdour Memorial Clock.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aberdour trip maker app .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aberdour in an hour. In August in Aberdour, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Aberdour

Parks Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lochore Meadows Country Park
Highlights from your plan
Aberdour Castle ©
Aberdour Castle
Lochore Meadows Country Park ©
Lochore Meadows Country Park
Aberdour Golf Club ©
Aberdour Golf Club

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William road trip tool .

You can drive from Aberdour to Fort William in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

Similar Plans

11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans