8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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

3
days
Fort William

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. Take a break from the city and head to Glencoe and Ben Nevis. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenfinnan Viaduct and Cille Choirill Church. Go for a jaunt from Fort William to Fort Augustus to see Fort Augustus about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and appreciate the history behind Commando Monument.

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San Antonio, USA to Fort William is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Commando Monument, Cille Choirill Church
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Rosslyn Chapel and The Royal Mile are in your itinerary. Royal Yacht Britannia and Holyrood Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

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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 bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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