9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
2
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
drive:  3​h
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow online travel route planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Glasgow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Stirling Castle
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then view the masterpieces at Inchmore Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Glasgow to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Cheese Pantry@ Connage ©
Cheese Pantry@ Connage
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes RHA Waterfall, Kilt Rock, The Old Man of Storr, and other attractions you added. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Loch Coruisk. Get some historical perspective at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Talisker Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, explore the activities along Loch Portree, and snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye online route planner .

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Inverness in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
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Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Mackenzie Leather, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elie Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elie Beach, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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