9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 2 nights
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Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport, Drive to Isle of Harris
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 1 night
Drive to Stornoway Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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 1st (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunkeld Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pitlochry online route builder.

London to Pitlochry is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 3rd (Thu): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and then identify plant and animal life at Rothiemurchus. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aviemore trip maker.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oban

— 2 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oban trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Oban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Oban sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Isle of Harris.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris

— 1 night
Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Isle of Harris Distillery, then kick back and relax at Luskentyre Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Hebscape Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isle of Harris trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oban to Isle of Harris. In December, daytime highs in Isle of Harris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Harris

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.