7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Antonio

2
days
Fort William

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort William itinerary builder.

San Antonio, USA to Fort William is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Antonio to Fort William. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Glencoe
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Ben Nevis
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glencoe

3
days
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Royal Mile, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat

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