22 days in Scotland & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Scotland & Portugal Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to The Royal Mile, then look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip app.

Chicago, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

4
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kids will enjoy Cawdor Castle and Urquhart Castle. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, let little ones run wild at Frankie & Lola's, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kids will enjoy Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Stirling (St Mary's Catholic Church, Stirling Castle, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, get curious at Glasgow Science Centre, appreciate the history behind The Paisley Cenotaph, and stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glasgow visit planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

5
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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kids will enjoy Ponte de Dom Luis I and Praca do Comercio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Jardim Botanico & Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and explore the activities along Douro River.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Glasgow to Porto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in June: high temperatures in Porto hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Albufeira, Portugal

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Family-friendly places like Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park and Zoomarine Algarve will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and test the waters at Garden Spa.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.