8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Oban (Distillery Tours & McCaig's Tower). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Glencoe, look for gifts at The Granite House, pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and make a trip to Neptune's Staircase.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel itinerary planner.

San Antonio, USA to Fort William is an approximately 21-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) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oban, Commando Monument, Glencoe
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Ben Nevis
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
McCaig's Tower

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows 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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