11 days in Scotland

11 days in Scotland

Anca Sirbu

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stirling
Drive
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Callander
Drive
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Balloch
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarbet
Drive
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Glencoe Village
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Torridon
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
Drive
12
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stonehaven
Drive
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St. Andrews
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Yacht Britannia, Arthur's Seat, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder site.

Bucharest, Romania to Edinburgh is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stirling Castle. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stirling day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Callander.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites
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Callander

Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. You've now added Ben A'an to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben A'an.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Callander online itinerary builder.

Callander is just a short distance from Stirling. July in Callander sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Balloch.

Things to do in Callander

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Balloch

— 1 night
On the 20th (Mon), stroll around Balloch Castle Country Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Balloch trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Callander to Balloch in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Balloch are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tarbet.

Things to do in Balloch

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tarbet

Tarbet is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cruise Loch Lomond. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Cruise Loch Lomond.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tarbet online trip planner.

Tarbet is just a short distance from Balloch. In July, daytime highs in Tarbet are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Tarbet

Tours · Outdoors
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Glencoe Village

Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Glencoe Village trip builder site.

Drive from Tarbet to Glencoe Village in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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. Plan my day in Fort William using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe Village. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Kyle of Lochalsh

Eilean Donan Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh vacation app.

Getting from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
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, Neist Point, The Old Man of Storr, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Coruisk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye tour site.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Isle of Skye in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Torridon.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Torridon

Plan trip to Torridon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Torridon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Torridon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. You've now added Castle Cruises Loch Ness to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Castle Cruises Loch Ness.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit attractions planner.

You can drive from Torridon to Drumnadrochit in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Big Burn Walk, and other attractions.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder app.

Inverness is very close to Drumnadrochit. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stonehaven

Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Dunnottar Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stonehaven online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Stonehaven takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

St. Andrews

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Andrews Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St Andrews Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Andrews travel planner.

Getting from Stonehaven to St. Andrews by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in St. Andrews can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.

Glencoe travel guide

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Valleys · Scenic Walking Areas · Hiking Trails
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. It lies at the north-west end of the glen, on the southern bank of the River Coe where it enters Loch Leven .The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.The use of the term 'Glencoe Village' is a modern one, to differentiate the settlement from the glen itself.HistoryThe village is on the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, in which 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by forces acting on behalf of the government of King William III following the Glorious Revolution.The village occupies an area of the glen known as Carnoch. Native Gaelic speakers who belong to the area always refer to the village as A'Charnaich, meaning "the place of cairns". Even today there is Upper Carnoch and Lower Carnoch. A small hospital - currently empty - with emergency services at Fort William 16 miles away, lies at the southern end of the village just over an arched stone bridge.

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