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If you’re looking forward to planning a trip to Scotland, this 14-day itinerary will be perfect for you to experience the breathtaking views of Scotland. This country offers a lot of beautiful landscapes, lakes, and historical cities. This place calls for a perfect 14-day plan to capture its beauty.
To save you from all the hustle and bustle, we’ve compiled a 14-day itinerary for Scotland in this blog. Also, you can check various holiday deals on Booking.com. So, let’s begin our journey from Edinburgh!
Scotland is located to the north of the United Kingdom offering beautiful views of deep valleys and mountains. The best time to visit this country is between March and May and September to November. The temperature range will fall between 43 degrees Fahrenheit to 59 degrees Fahrenheit, thus offering pleasant weather.
Scotland has two major airports, one in Glasgow and the other in Edinburgh, you can start from either destination, though this itinerary is carefully planned to cover the scenic views of Scotland from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Book your flight tickets for Edinburgh airport and land at one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Scotland. You can cover the top must-visit places in Edinburgh in 2 days:
Day 1: The Edinburgh Castle
Start your first day with the centerpiece of the city. The castle dates back to the 12th century. It is constructed on the remains of an extinct volcano and offers magnificent views to tourists.
Camera Obscura and The World Of Illusions
Walk down the Royal Mile from the castle to visit camera obscura and the world of illusions for some memorable experiences in the city.
Real Mary King’s Close
If you want to learn more about Edinburgh’s medieval history, you cannot miss this place. Take the tour to learn about life in Edinburgh in 1645 and hear different survival stories from that period.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
This is the official palace of the queen of Scotland who used to visit here once a year for a week. When she isn’t here, the palace is open to tourists. You can also check out this place in Edinburgh.
Located just a few steps from Holyrood park, the hill offers one of the city’s most beautiful views. Bookmark this peak in your Edinburgh itinerary.
Day 2: National Museum of Scotland
If you’re eager to learn about the culture of Scotland and around the world, this museum is the place for you. Check out Scotland’s history, art, and natural world at the National Museum of Scotland.
Royal Yacht Britannia
This boat was once home to the royal family as they visited various ports across the world. Now, this ship is open for tourists to visit and get a ride.
After visiting the major tourist attractions, all Harry Potter fans can enjoy the Potter Trail in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Walk around the town that inspired scenes in Harry Potter and experience the magic!
That covers significant tourist attractions in Edinburgh. Before leaving for the next destination, rest at some best hotels in Edinburgh.
Now, let’s head towards the northwest of Edinburgh to Fort William, a place to enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, and many other sports activities. Before reaching the destination, you’ll come across beautiful castles on the way.
One of those is the Scone Castle, located near the city of Perth, this castle is surrounded by beautiful & magnificent gardens. The architecture dates back to the 19th-century Gothic style design.
Stop to enjoy the historical beauty of this architecture. Moving on from Scone Castle, our next stop will be Stirling Castle.
Stirling Castle forms one of the most important elements in the history of Scotland, it was the home to royal families until the Renaissance. The castle is captivating to the eyes, you can stop to capture the beauty of this historic castle.
Moving further to the north, we’ll come across Blair Castle. It dates back to the 13th century and is currently owned by the Duke of Atholl. The interior and garden of the castle are beautiful, you can stop here to click some pretty selfies!
Finally, we’ll reach Fort William where you can enjoy the scenic view and spend the night before moving on to the next location.
Loch Ness is located in the Highlands which is spread from Fort Augustus in the South to Inverness in the North. Explore the beauty of Fort Augustus which is just an hour’s drive from Fort William.
Also, Fort Augustus is the starting point for many cruises, you can board one to capture the beauty of the surrounding lake.
Post this, visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Center to learn about the place’s legends. Next, you can take a tour of the Urquhart castle and walk in its garden.
Head towards Inverness to spend the night.
Northern Highlands – 4 days
Scourie – 1 night
The Northern Highlands offer a beautiful scenic beauty from Scourie to Plockton. You’ll get a chance to witness vast moorland, rugged coastlines, and white sandy beaches, so pack your bags and head to Durness.
Our first destination is Sango Bay, take a walk and absorb the beauty of this beautiful location. Next, head toward Handa Island to witness a variety of unique birds.
Capture the beauty of the natural reserve, eat delicious food, and spend the night in Scourie.
Ullapool – 1 night
Next day, head towards Kylesku, a town located towards the south of the coastline. Spend half the day exploring the scenic beauty of the surroundings. You can also visit the Kylesku bridge to capture the view of the town.
Enjoy great food in the local market and head towards Ullapool to spend the night.
Plockton – 1 night
The next day, pack your bags and head towards the Inverewe Garden, a botanical garden located near the sea. Sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean.
Post this, you can head towards Torridon to Applecross, known to be the most beautiful road in Scotland. Enjoy the road trip then head towards Plockton to spend a comfortable night.
Isle of Skye – 2 days
The Skye Bridge is the most popular spot on the Isle of Skye, so we’ll start by covering the bridge first then we’ll move ahead to other popular locations in the town.
Cross the bridge to explore the Southwest region of the Island. Post this, move towards the Fairy Pools to witness the bewitching waterfalls. Click beautiful pictures and feel nature at its best.
Afterward, head toward the castles of Dunvegan and explore the ancient Scottish architecture. After a tiring day, you can rest at Portee, a small town on the Isle of Skye.
Visit the Kilt Rock Waterfall, Quirairing Moutain range, and the Skye Museum of Island Life. That’ll cover significant locations to visit in Isle Skye.
Explore and head back to Portree to spend the night.
On the first day, head toward the Lochan Trails and hike the Pap of Glencoe to view breathtaking scenery from the top. The round trip will take around 4 hours.
Post this you can explore the Castle Stalker and spend the night in Fort Williams.
On the second day, drive toward Glenfinnan which takes just 30 minutes from Glen Coe Valley. Tour the Jacobite Express – the real-life Hogwarts Express.
Next, visit the Glenfinnan monument, Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Station Museum, and Glenfinnan Visitor Center to explore the beautiful views of Glenfinnan.
Post this, head towards Fort William to spend the night.
Head towards Conic Hill to witness a breathtaking view of the region. Next, move towards the village of Balloch to explore the landscapes and enjoy some regional cuisines.
Cover the major tourist attractions and head towards Glasgow.
This is the final destination on your 14-day itinerary in Scotland. You can start by exploring Buchanan street and the Gallery of Modern Art. Then, walk around Queen Street & explore the beautiful Gorges Square.
Next, you can also visit the Glasgow Cross, St. Mungo’s Cathedral, and Glasgow Green. Finally, try some fine cuisines in Ashton Lane and enjoy the nightlife of Glasgow.
That concludes your trip to Scotland.