15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  12 h
1
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit Queen's View Visitor Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, then steep yourself in history at The Scottish Crannog Centre, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pitlochry trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Pitlochry is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, The Scottish Crannog Centre
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Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Cairngorm Mountain and Nairn Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Loch Garten Nature Reserve in Boat of Garten, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Pitlochry to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nairn, Aviemore, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore West Highland Museum and Glencoe Folk Museum. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Bridge of Oich. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Haggard Alley (in Mallaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, and explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

Make your Fort William itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Mallaig, Glencoe, Bridge of Oich, Fort Augustus Abbey
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and then don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, and then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oban travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Jail
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Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Discovery Point. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews), Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at The Scottish Parliament.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planner.

Drive from Oban to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel, Linlithgow Palace, Discovery Point, St Andrews Cathedral
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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