9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland tour planner

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Stirling
— 1 day
Drive
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Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
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Oban
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
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Stirling

— 1 day
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, then take an exotic tour of Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Kessogs Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stirling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London to Stirling is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Stirling reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Stirling

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Pitlochry

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through The Birks of Aberfeldy, make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunkeld Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Stirling to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Oban

— 1 night
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, delve into the distant past at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then explore the historical opulence of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, and finally learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oban trip builder site.

Drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at West Highland Museum, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary app.

Getting from Oban to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the activities along Portree Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at RHA Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye day trip tool.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally stroll through Loch Morlich. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Ness, contemplate the long history of Fort George, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inverness sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Stromness, Mainland

— 1 night
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and finally steep yourself in history at Skara Brae.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stromness trip itinerary app.

Fly from Inverness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect nights in Stromness to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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.