14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  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
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Glasgow
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13 h 15 min
End: Tampa, Florida

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Highland Folk Museum and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Get outdoors at Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Cairngorm Mountain. Go for a jaunt from Inverness to Kingussie to see RZSS Highland Wildlife Park about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Culloden Battlefield and explore the activities along River Ness.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary builder.

Tampa, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tampa to Inverness. Traveling from Tampa in April, things will get colder in Inverness: highs are around 52°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Folk Museum
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): delve into the distant past at Earl's Bu, contemplate the long history of Maeshowe, 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 ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stromness trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Stromness in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. 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

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), 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 see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, 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 go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle

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.
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 photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour planner.

Getting from Stornoway to Isle of Skye by car 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
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour
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. 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 ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, 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

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus Abbey, Glen Coe
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mount Stuart and Culzean Castle are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Inveraray Castle and St Michaels Chapel Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Doune Castle (in Doune), National Wallace Monument (in Stirling) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow road trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Rothesay, 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
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

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