12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow travel planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Glasgow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bilbao in August; daily highs in Glasgow reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and then explore the striking landscape of Glen Coe. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ness, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip maker site.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh attractions site.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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