16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Bus to Cork, Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly

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Fort William

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planner.

Killarney, Ireland to Fort William is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

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Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip tool.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow road trip planning website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.