11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  16 h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Stirling
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Memphis

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Old Town, The Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, then contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and finally check out local comedy talent at The Stand Comedy Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online day trip planner.

Memphis, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in May, expect nights in Edinburgh to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Culloden Battlefield as well as Loch Ness. On the 25th (Mon), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

2
nights
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 Kilt Rock, Portree Harbour, The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and then explore the activities along Portree Harbour. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenfinnan Viaduct as well as Oban Distillery. On the 28th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Glencoe journey planning app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glencoe in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Glencoe sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Glencoe

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Oban Distillery, Loch Lubnaig, The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Loch Lubnaig ©
Loch Lubnaig

few
hours
Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive and then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Stirling trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Stirling takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Stirling, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Glen Etive
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scottish Football Museum, The Stand Comedy Club and Merchant City. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Merchant City.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Stirling to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

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