11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Prague
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Balmore
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Dalwhinnie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Fort Augustus
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  6 h
6
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Ardhasaig
— Few hours
Drive:  15 min
8
Tarbert
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Mangersta
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Glasgow
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
12
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Prague

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Edinburgh is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Balmore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Balmore

Balmore ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House and then get engrossed in the history at The Auld Kirk Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Balmore road trip tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Balmore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dalwhinnie.

Things to do in Balmore

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Auld Kirk Museum, Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House
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The Auld Kirk Museum ©
The Auld Kirk Museum

1
night
Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie ©
Dalwhinnie "Meeting Place" is a small village in the Scottish Highlands.LocationDalwhinnie sits at an altitude of 351 m. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Laggan Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dalwhinnie trip maker tool.

You can drive from Balmore to Dalwhinnie in 2.5 hours. September in Dalwhinnie sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Dalwhinnie

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laggan Parish Church
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Laggan Parish Church ©
Laggan Parish Church

1
night
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, and finally make a trip to Village Green. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Ninians Church, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit trip planner.

You can drive from Dalwhinnie to Drumnadrochit in 1.5 hours. In September in Drumnadrochit, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kilmorack Gallery, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh
St Ninians Church ©
St Ninians Church

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hours
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey and then look for gifts at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus attractions planner.

Fort Augustus is just a short distance from Drumnadrochit. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre ©
Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

1
night
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Stornoway trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Fort Augustus to Stornoway with the Route module. In September in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Ardhasaig on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Stornoway

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Ardhasaig

Ardhasaig ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Hebscape Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luskentyre Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ardhasaig attractions planner.

Drive from Stornoway to Ardhasaig in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tarbert.

Things to do in Ardhasaig

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Luskentyre Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Hebscape Gallery ©
Hebscape Gallery

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hours
Tarbert

Tarbert ©
Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the exhibits of Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery and then look for gifts at Harris Tweed Isle of Harris.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tarbert road trip planner.

Tarbert is just a short distance from Ardhasaig. In October in Tarbert, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mangersta.

Things to do in Tarbert

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Isle of Harris
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery ©
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery
Harris Tweed Isle of Harris ©
Harris Tweed Isle of Harris

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night
Mangersta

Mangersta ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangersta tour planner.

You can drive from Tarbert to Mangersta in 1.5 hours. In October in Mangersta, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort William.

Things to do in Mangersta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norse Mill and Kiln
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Norse Mill and Kiln ©
Norse Mill and Kiln

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night
Fort William

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fort William trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Mangersta to Fort William with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Neptune's Staircase ©
Neptune's Staircase

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Buchanan Street.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow holiday website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Glasgow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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Edinburgh

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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