16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manama to Edinburgh. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in December: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 3 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein.

To find out how to plan a trip to Aviemore, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Glencoe — 3 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, trek along Glencoe Lochan, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe online road trip planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Side Trips
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, and take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Glasgow online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back 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.