11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pitlochry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly

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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Dynamic Earth, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and appreciate the history behind Scott Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip site.

Billings, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billings to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Billings in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

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. On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Coe Photography Safari. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pitlochry

— 3 nights
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, then make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of The Birks of Aberfeldy, and finally go for a walk through Birnam Oak.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

On the 16th (Fri), get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning site.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.