16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Stirling (Loch Lomond & Stirling Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Pollok Country Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow journey maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Glasgow. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh — 6 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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip site.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore), Chanonry Point (in Fortrose) and Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Cairngorm Brewery). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Karmic-Wellbeing, look for gifts at WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inverness online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 3 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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Traigh Beach (in Arisaig) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary & Saint Finnan Catholic Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
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