15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, stop by Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh visit planner.

Denver, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Edinburgh. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strathblane Falconry.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Glasgow sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary app.

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 Eilean Donan Castle. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then stop by Skyelark, and then explore the activities along Loch Coruisk. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with SkyeXplorer Boat Trips, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Skye Bird of Prey Experience.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye travel route website.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Plockton

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Plockton side-trips: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross).

Find out how to plan Plockton trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Plockton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Plockton

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along River Ness and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inverness online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Inverness takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side 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.