18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glencoe
— 1 night
2
Glasgow
— 2 nights
3
Stirling
— 2 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
5
St. Andrews
— 2 nights
6
Stonehaven
— 2 nights
7
Inverness
— 2 nights

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, pause for some photo ops at James Stewart Memorial, thentee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, thensee the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Glencoe day trip app.

Athens, Greece to Glencoe is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens to Glencoe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Glencoe to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fort William, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then get your game on at Snow Factor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art, take a stroll through Glasgow West End, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Merchant City.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Glencoe to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stirling.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Snow Factor
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art

2
nights
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 17th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Glenturret Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Phoenix Falconry. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Little Paw Company, stop by Wonderland, stop by Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Argaty Red Kites, and finally steep yourself in history at National Wallace Monument.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stirling attractions planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stirling are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stirling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix Falconry, Wonderland, The Glenturret Distillery
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Phoenix Falconry ©
Phoenix Falconry
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
The Glenturret Distillery ©
The Glenturret Distillery

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, and then play a few rounds at St Andrews Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Artery St Andrews, thenenjoy the sand and surf at St Andrews West Sands Beach, thenlook for gifts at Ardross Farm Shop, and finally stop by Crail Pottery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Andrews trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to St. Andrews takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in St. Andrews are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stonehaven.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dundee, Crail Pottery, Ardross Farm Shop
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum ©
The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Aunty Bettys, step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Tolbooth Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Stonehaven Beach. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre and then kick back and relax at Lunan Bay.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stonehaven trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Andrews to Stonehaven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Stonehaven, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lunan Bay, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
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Stonehaven Beach ©
Stonehaven Beach
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre ©
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort George, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, thenstop by The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, and finally examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stonehaven to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, Nairn Beach, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Folk Museum
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

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