11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Stirling
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Aviemore
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Glenfinnan
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Fort William
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Balloch
— 1 day
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Glasgow is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Glasgow. In October, Glasgow is colder than Dubai - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Stirling.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stirling online route planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Cairngorm Reindeer Centre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness trip app.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Inverness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sligachan Old Bridge, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle. Explore hidden gems such as The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Talisker Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glenfinnan.
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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. On the 20th (Thu), cruise along Road to the Isles.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glenfinnan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glenfinnan takes 2.5 hours. October in Glenfinnan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort William.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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. Steall Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner.

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glenfinnan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Your day by day itinerary now includes Glen Etive as well as Glencoe Lochan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Glencoe trip builder site.

Glencoe is just a stone's throw from Fort William. In October, daytime highs in Glencoe are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Balloch.
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Balloch — 1 day

Your day by day itinerary now includes Three Lochs Forest Drive as well as Boat Tours & Water Sports. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Three Lochs Forest Drive and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Balloch trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Glencoe to Balloch in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Balloch sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glasgow visit planner.

Traveling by car from Balloch to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Aviemore and the Cairngorms travel guide

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Ski Areas · Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Nightlife