17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Inveraray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Aberdeen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling (Stirling Castle & National Wallace Monument). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inveraray.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stirling
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Inveraray

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inveraray Bell Tower, Inveraray Castle and Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Inveraray Bell Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inveraray trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inveraray in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inveraray can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Old Castle Lachlan
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Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk ©
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk
Crarae Garden Argyll ©
Crarae Garden Argyll

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nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and stroll through West Highland Way.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Inveraray to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Glencoe are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, West Highland Way
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Portree, then snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, then admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and finally experience rural life at The Oyster Shed.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye sightseeing planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Caledonian Canal to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, make a trip to Inverness Railway Station, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally steep yourself in history at Fort George. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then explore the activities along Caledonian Canal, then make a trip to Clava Cairns, and finally see the interesting displays at Nairn Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inverness driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nairn Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

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day
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
You've now added Balmoral Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Balmoral Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Aberdeen using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonehaven, Balmoral Castle
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Balmoral Castle ©
Balmoral Castle
Stonehaven War Memorial ©
Stonehaven War Memorial

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes University of Edinburgh. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, and finally gain insight at University of Edinburgh.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel planner.

Traveling by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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