17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Inveraray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Aberdeen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling (Stirling Castle & National Wallace Monument). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker app.

Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Inveraray.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stirling
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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Inveraray

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inveraray Bell Tower, Inveraray Castle and Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Inveraray Bell Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inveraray trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inveraray in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inveraray are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inveraray

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Castle Lachlan
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Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk ©
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk
Old Castle Lachlan ©
Old Castle Lachlan

2
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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, stroll through Glencoe Lochan, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and trek along Lost Valley Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Inveraray to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

West Highland Way, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

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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 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Portree, take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and finally relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye vacation planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

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Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Caledonian Canal to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, don't miss a visit to Inverness Railway Station, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally steep yourself in history at Fort George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then explore the activities along Caledonian Canal, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and finally see the interesting displays at Nairn Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Museum, Clava Cairns
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Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

1
day
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
You've now added Balmoral Castle to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Balmoral Castle, explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen driving holiday website.

Traveling by train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonehaven, Balmoral Castle
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Balmoral Castle ©
Balmoral Castle
Stonehaven War Memorial ©
Stonehaven War Memorial

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
University of Edinburgh has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Edinburgh.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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