18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Glamis
— 1 day
3
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
5
Fort William
— 3 nights
6
Ballachulish
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Glamis.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
day
Glamis

Glamis ©
Glamis Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Angus Folk Museum, explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Eassie Sculptured Stone.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glamis visit planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glamis by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Glamis are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Glamis

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
Eassie Sculptured Stone ©
Eassie Sculptured Stone
Angus Folk Museum ©
Angus Folk Museum

3
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Explore Aberdeen's surroundings by going to Crathes Castle (in Banchory), Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven) and Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, sample the fine beverages at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at St Machar's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen vacation maker app.

Drive from Glamis to Aberdeen in 1.5 hours. October in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crathes Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Peterhead Prison Museum
Highlights from your plan
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Peterhead Prison Museum ©
Peterhead Prison Museum

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nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cairngorm Mountain and then contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Falls of Dochart (in Killin) and The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary (in Barcaldine). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ballachulish trip itinerary builder site.

Ballachulish is just a stone's throw from Fort William. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ice Factor, Falls of Dochart, West Highland Way
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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