10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 day
drive:  4​h
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Glasgow
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

1
day
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Corrigall Farm Museum, see the interesting displays at Stromness Museum, then shop like a local with Pier Arts Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Stromness trip itinerary builder tool .

Newark, USA to Stromness is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Stromness, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect Stromness to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Corrigall Farm Museum
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Corrigall Farm Museum ©
Corrigall Farm Museum
Stromness Museum ©
Stromness Museum
Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement ©
Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rothiemurchus. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and explore the activities along River Ness.

Discover how to plan a Inverness trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Stromness to Inverness by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Inverness sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns
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Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
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. On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Glencoe.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort William online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glencoe ©
Glencoe

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye day trip planning tool .

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

1
night
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, look for gifts at The Hebridean Tea Store, then step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle, then take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, and finally delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stornoway route website .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Stornoway by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Stornoway are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Blackhouse, Callanish Standing Stones
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
Callanish Standing Stones ©
Callanish Standing Stones

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stornoway to Glasgow. In April in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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