10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mallaig
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Edinburgh
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, step into the grandiose world of Chrichton Castle, admire the striking features of Craigmillar Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Mining Museum Scotland, then see the interesting displays at The War Poets, then shop like a local with Jupiter Artland, and finally get your game on at The Realm VR.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

National Mining Museum Scotland
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Gilmerton Cove ©
Gilmerton Cove
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle

2
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 6th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of King's Museum - Old Town House, take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, examine the collection at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally take in the architecture and design of Old Aberdeen. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. Nicholas, step into the grandiose world of Fasque Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Edzell Castle and Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Crathie Kirk.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fasque Castle, Edzell Castle and Garden
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Fasque Castle ©
Fasque Castle
Crathie Kirk ©
Crathie Kirk

1
night
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ness. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inverness tour builder website .

Take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Inverness sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Rosemarkie Beach
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Old High Church, Inverness ©
Old High Church, Inverness

1
night
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mallaig day trip planner .

Drive from Inverness to Mallaig in 2.5 hours. In April in Mallaig, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Mallaig

Fun & Games Museums Beaches
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Mallaig Pool & Leisure ©
Mallaig Pool & Leisure
Mallaig Heritage Centre ©
Mallaig Heritage Centre
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stirling Bridge as well as Stirling Castle. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, snap pictures at Stirling Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Central Mosque, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, then examine the collection at Scottish Football Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mallaig to Glasgow by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
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Glasgow Central Mosque ©
Glasgow Central Mosque
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Scottish Football Museum ©
Scottish Football Museum

few
hours
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday planner .

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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