15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Train:  2​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pitlochry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and Cawdor Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Cromarty (St Regulus & Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Tarbat Ness Lighthouse (in Portmahomack). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, make a trip to Clootie Well, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, and look for gifts at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Aberdeen to Inverness is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. March in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nairn, Cromarty, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and then make a trip to McCaig's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Nether Largie South Cairn, get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oban road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Oban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Inverness in March, Oban is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nether Largie South Cairn, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Jail
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Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

2
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Scone Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, then visit Queen's View Visitor Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pitlochry trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Oban to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Perth, The Scottish Crannog Centre
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The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Gilmerton Cove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Doune Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling (The Old Town Jail, National Wallace Monument, &more), St. Andrews (St Andrews Cathedral & St Andrews Links) and Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at South Leith Parish Church, and make a trip to St Columbas Free Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip website .

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stirling, St. Andrews, Rosslyn Chapel, Linlithgow Palace
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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