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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and finally walk around Pollok Country Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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. On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then trek along Lost Valley Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort William travel planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Plockton.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Plockton — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips, don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Plockton itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Plockton takes 2 hours. May in Plockton sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore), The Carnegie Whisky Cellars (in Dornoch) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planning website.

Getting from Plockton to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Scotland travel guide

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.