11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Edinburgh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Edinburgh, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Fort William

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Coe Photography Safari, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort George and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): stroll around Ness Islands, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and finally delve into the mystery of Loch Ness.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Dundee

— 2 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get outside with Pirate Boats, tee off at St Andrews Links, and then learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dundee day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Dundee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in July since evenings lows in Dundee dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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.