14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
6
Glasgow
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Highland Folk Museum and Culloden Battlefield. Get in touch with nature at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and River Ness. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online visit planner .

Tampa, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In April, Inverness is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

1
night
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Earl's Bu, explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally delve into the distant past at Skara Brae.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stromness trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Stromness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Stromness are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stenness, Earl's Bu
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

1
night
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to The Blackhouse, explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, then examine the collection at Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Lews Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Steinacleit Stone Circle.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Stornoway travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Stornoway with the Route module. In April in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
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Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Portree Harbour, then experience rural life at The Oyster Shed, and then stroll through Neist Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Stornoway to Isle of Skye takes 4 hours. April in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks
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Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glen Coe, Fort Augustus Abbey
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

4
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Stuart and St Michaels Chapel Ruins. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culzean Castle and Doune Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: National Wallace Monument (in Stirling), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow driving holiday planner .

Drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rothesay, Stirling, Inveraray Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Culzean Castle
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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