9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  24​h
1
Isle of Skye
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, then stop by Skye Batiks, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Isle of Skye is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Isle of Skye due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Isle of Skye reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Fairy Glen ©
Fairy Glen

1
night
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. On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

1
night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then get your game on at Wildwoodz, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wildwoodz
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, then delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkwall tour planner.

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Inverness in June, you will find days in Kirkwall are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kirkwall to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kirkwall in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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