10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the activities along River Ness, delve into the mystery of Loch Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Inverness. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral and then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow journey planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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.