14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive to Kirkwall Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Highland Folk Museum. Get outdoors at Loch Garten Nature Reserve and River Ness. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's more to do: make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness online road trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tampa to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in April, with highs in Inverness at 52°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Stromness, Mainland

— 1 night
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Earl's Bu, contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stromness trip planning website.

You can fly from Inverness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse, explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, see the interesting displays at Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Lews Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Steinacleit Stone Circle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stornoway travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Stornoway with the Route module. April in Stornoway sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, experience rural life at The Oyster Shed, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Neist Point.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour planner.

Getting from Stornoway to Isle of Skye by journey takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Fort William

— 2 nights
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 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort William online tour planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Popular historic sites such as Mount Stuart and Inveraray Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Culzean Castle and Doune Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: National Wallace Monument (in Stirling), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and St Michaels Chapel Ruins (in Rothesay). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip builder.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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.