10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel route planner

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Castle Douglas
— 1 night
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Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
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Thurso
— 1 night
Drive
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Bettyhill
— 1 night
Drive
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Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive
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Lochcarron
— 1 night
Drive
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Spean Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Balloch
— 1 night

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Castle Douglas

— 1 night
Castle Douglas is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Galloway Red Kite Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Castle Douglas trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Castle Douglas. In September, daytime highs in Castle Douglas are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stirling.

Things to do in Castle Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Stirling

— 1 night
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, sample the fine beverages at Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stirling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Castle Douglas to Stirling in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Castle Douglas in September since evenings lows in Stirling dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Stirling

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Augustus

— 1 night
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Fort Augustus takes 3 hours. In September in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Thurso

— 1 night
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Thurso trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Thurso takes 3.5 hours. In September in Thurso, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for Bettyhill on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Bettyhill

— 1 night
Bettyhill is a village in the parish of Farr, on the north coast of Scotland.Bettyhill lies on the A836 road west of Thurso and from Tongue. On the 7th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castle Varrich and then get engrossed in the history at Strathnaver Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bettyhill road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Thurso to Bettyhill takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Bettyhill

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ullapool

— 1 night
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ullapool planner.

You can drive from Bettyhill to Ullapool in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Lochcarron.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Lochcarron

— 1 night
Lochcarron is a village, community and civil parish in the Wester Ross area of Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips and then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable excursion with See The Highlands.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lochcarron travel route planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Lochcarron by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lochcarron are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Spean Bridge.

Things to do in Lochcarron

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Spean Bridge

— 1 night
Spean Bridge is a village in the parish of Kilmonivaig, in the Highland region of Scotland.The village takes its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean on General Wade's military road between Fort William and Fort Augustus, and not from Telford's bridge of 1819 which carries the A82 over the river at the heart of the village.Lying in the Great Glen, Spean Bridge has transport links north towards Inverness and south to Fort William, provided by the A82, and the A86 heads east to join the A9 at Kingussie. To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Spean Bridge online day trip planner.

Drive from Lochcarron to Spean Bridge in 2 hours. In September in Spean Bridge, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Balloch.

Balloch

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Balloch trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Spean Bridge to Balloch in 2.5 hours. In September in Balloch, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night.

Things to do in Balloch

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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.