15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 1 night
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Culloden Moor
— 1 day
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Ballindalloch
Drive
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Peterhead
Drive
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Ellon
Drive
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Inverurie
— 1 night
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Falkirk
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Aberfeldy
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 1 day
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Stornoway
— 2 nights
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Strathcarron
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Achnasheen
— 1 night
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Lairg
Drive
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Wick
— 1 night
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Helmsdale
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 1 night

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Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser, see the interesting displays at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point, then take an in-depth tour of Nessieland, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Culloden Moor.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

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Culloden Moor

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culloden Moor trip maker site.

Culloden Moor is just a stone's throw from Inverness. In October, daily temperatures in Culloden Moor can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ballindalloch.

Things to do in Culloden Moor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ballindalloch

Ballindalloch is a small village on the River Spey in Scotland.It is known for its whisky distilleries and for Ballindalloch Castle. To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ballindalloch trip planner.

You can drive from Culloden Moor to Ballindalloch in an hour. October in Ballindalloch sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Peterhead on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Ballindalloch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Peterhead

Peterhead is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Plan a trip to Peterhead easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Ballindalloch to Peterhead in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Ellon.

Things to do in Peterhead

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Ellon

Ellon is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, approximately 16mi north of Aberdeen, lying on the River Ythan, which has one of the few undeveloped river estuaries on the eastern coast of Scotland. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ellon tour planning site.

Ellon is just a short distance from Peterhead. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You'll set off for Inverurie on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Ellon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Inverurie

— 1 night
Inverurie is a Royal Burgh and town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland at the confluence of the rivers Ury and Don, about 16mi north west of Aberdeen on the A96 road and is served by Inverurie railway station on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line. To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inverurie road trip planner.

Inverurie is very close to Ellon. In October, daytime highs in Inverurie are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Falkirk.

Things to do in Inverurie

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
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Falkirk

Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Falkirk trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Inverurie to Falkirk takes 3 hours. October in Falkirk sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Glasgow on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Falkirk

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online road trip planner.

Getting from Falkirk to Glasgow by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aberfeldy.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks
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Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Scottish Crannog Centre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aberfeldy driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Glasgow to Aberfeldy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 12th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters and then stroll through Glen Etive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe online day trip planner.

You can drive from Aberfeldy to Glencoe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Glencoe sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. You will leave for Isle of Skye on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Isle of Skye

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye day trip website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
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Stornoway

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at Hebridean Soap Company, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, and finally admire the masterpieces at An Lanntair Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall and then step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stornoway online attractions planner.

Traveling by journey from Isle of Skye to Stornoway takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Strathcarron.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Strathcarron

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Getting from Stornoway to Strathcarron by car takes about 5 hours. In October in Strathcarron, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. You'll set off for Achnasheen on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Strathcarron

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums
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Achnasheen

— 1 night
Achnasheen is a small village in Ross-shire in the Highland council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Torridon National Trust Estate.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Achnasheen travel route builder website.

Achnasheen is very close to Strathcarron. October in Achnasheen sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lairg.

Things to do in Achnasheen

Outdoors
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Lairg

Lairg is a village and parish in Sutherland, Scotland. To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lairg online journey planner.

Getting from Achnasheen to Lairg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Lairg, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will leave for Wick on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Lairg

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
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Wick

— 1 night
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Old Wick Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Clan Gunn Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Wick road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lairg to Wick takes 2 hours. In October in Wick, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Helmsdale.

Things to do in Wick

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Helmsdale

— 2 nights
Helmsdale is a village on the east coast of Sutherland, in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at River Helmsdale, then appreciate the history behind The Emigrants, and then examine the collection at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Clynelish Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Brora Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helmsdale trip planning website.

Getting from Wick to Helmsdale by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Helmsdale

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, explore the activities along Loch Ness, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip app.

Traveling by car from Helmsdale to Inverness takes 1.5 hours.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

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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.

Isle of Lewis travel guide

4.5
Ruins · History Museums · Castles
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline. Home to around 18,500 people spread across a handful of coastal towns, the largely Presbyterian and relatively flat island has a long cultural association with fishing and weaving. A holiday on Isle of Lewis offers a chance to spot some rare native animals, including seals, red deer, and golden eagles. The Callanish Stones remain the most iconic Isle of Lewis attraction--the cluster of white monoliths reminds visitors of the more famous Stonehenge and provides good photo opps.