9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Oban
— 1 night
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Fort William
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally take a stroll through Princes Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Godalming to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Oban

— 1 night
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, hike along Pulpit Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Columba Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, and finally kick back and relax at Ganavan Sands. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Carnasserie Castle, see the interesting displays at Kilmartin Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kilmartin Church and Graveyard, then admire the verdant scenery at Kilmartin Glen, and finally contemplate the long history of Nether Largie North Cairn.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oban trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Oban by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Oban sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort William

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Glen Way, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Road to the Isles.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William visit planner.

Traveling by car from Oban to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Inverness

— 1 night

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 25th (Fri): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then savor the flavors at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, then examine the collection at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, and finally look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip website.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 3 nights

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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House, take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Tenement House, then steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, and finally wander the streets of Glasgow West End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the history at Stirling Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude, then identify plant and animal life at Phoenix Falconry, and finally contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow day trip app.

You can drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.