18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Aberdeen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Edinburgh is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Edinburgh, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Aberdeen

— 3 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven) and Dufftown (Glenfiddich Distillery & Speyside Tours). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Wellington Suspension Bridge, walk around David Welch Winter Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Johnston Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Aberdeen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge), Ruthven Barracks (in Newtonmore) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, explore the activities along Loch Ness, and savor the flavors at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aberdeen to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Paisley Cenotaph, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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.