8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Strathblane Falconry, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, and finally walk around Pollok Country Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Halifax to Glasgow. In September, Glasgow is slightly colder than Halifax - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 21st (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then steep yourself in history at Fort George. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along River Ness, and then indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

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Traveling by car from Glasgow to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature

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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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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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.