11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland sightseeing planner
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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Train
2
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
3
Culross
Drive
4
Stirling
— 1 night
Bus
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Bus
7
Inverness
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Georgian House, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stirling.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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Stirling — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stirling trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Culross on the 13th (Thu).
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Culross

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Culross route maker tool.

Culross is just a short distance from Stirling. In July in Culross, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Stirling.
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Stirling — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stirling trip website.

Stirling is just a stone's throw from Culross. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. Fort William is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Plockton Harbour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness journey maker website.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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