5 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fort William
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Isle of Skye
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh driving holiday site.

Glasgow to Edinburgh is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Fort William — 1 night

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for Inverness on the 26th (Wed).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, take in the views from Greig Street Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Free North Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness tour planning app.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Inverness, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Isle of Skye — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then don't miss a visit to The Lump, and finally admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails
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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.