5 days in Scotland Itinerary

5 days in Scotland Itinerary

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5 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3 h
1
Glasgow
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Callander
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and then bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary builder site.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Callander.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks
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Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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Callander

Callander ©
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get your game on at Callander Mini Golf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway & Estate, then take in the dramatic natural features at Samson's Putting Stone, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Loch Ard.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Callander online route planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Callander in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Callander

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Loch Ard, Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway & Estate
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Loch Ard ©
Loch Ard

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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'. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Nessieland, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Village Green, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Drumnadrochit trip builder tool.

Drive from Callander to Drumnadrochit in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Aigas Field Centre
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nessieland ©
Nessieland
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bearreraig Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Bearreraig Bay ©
Bearreraig Bay
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rosemarkie Beach
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Distillery Tours
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

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