10 days in Glasgow, Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

10 days in Glasgow, Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

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10 days in Glasgow, Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  19​h
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Necropolis, Stirling Castle and Buchanan Street. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a stroll through Glasgow West End, then get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City, and then take a stroll through Buchanan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary maker app .

Austin, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Glasgow is much colder than Austin - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Stirling
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knockando Woolmill. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Nairn Beach in Nairn--about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Highland House of Fraser.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness online travel planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nairn Beach, Knockando Woolmill
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Knockando Woolmill ©
Knockando Woolmill
Highland House of Fraser ©
Highland House of Fraser

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Georgian House. Popular historic sites such as Grassmarket and Edinburgh Old Town are in your itinerary. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum & St Aiden Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Rosslyn Chapel
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum

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