11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary builder

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

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Manama, Bahrain to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Edinburgh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in March: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Aviemore

— 2 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Carrbridge Artisans Craft Shop, and finally take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Aviemore holiday site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind David Livingstone Statue, walk around Kelvingrove Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then stroll around Pollok Country Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Paisley Cenotaph.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Aviemore to Glasgow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.