17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Inveraray
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Prague

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Abbey for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Surgeons' Hall Museums, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life, examine the collection at The Tolbooth Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Slains Castle. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kirk of St. Nicholas, look for gifts at Teasel & Tweed, then admire the striking features of King's College Chapel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Aberdeen.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip maker app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castle Fraser Garden & Estate
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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The Tolbooth Museum ©
The Tolbooth Museum
Castle Fraser Garden & Estate ©
Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser, examine the collection at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort George, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness road trip planning site.

Take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Ullapool Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, then view the masterpieces at RhueArt, and finally stop by Highland Stonewear, Ullapool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, hike along The Bone Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ullapool travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill
The Bone Caves ©
The Bone Caves

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 2nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then take a memorable drive along Road to the Isles, then examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take an in-depth tour of Lochaber Archive Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

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Getting from Ullapool to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Inveraray.

Things to do in Fort William

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

1
night
Inveraray

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. On the 4th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Inveraray Castle, get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, look for gifts at Fyne Malts of Inveraray, then contemplate the long history of Inveraray Bell Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Glenorchy Parish Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inveraray day trip website.

Getting from Fort William to Inveraray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Glenorchy Parish Church
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Bell Tower ©
Inveraray Bell Tower

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nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 5th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, then see the interesting displays at Provand's Lordship, then examine the collection at Glasgow Police Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Inveraray to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Glasgow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Paisley
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Hunterian Museum ©
Hunterian Museum
The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House

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