Scotland may look small on the map, but not many know that Scotland has a lot in store for visitors. From the magical castles to the majestic views of the skyline, ten days might not even be enough. To help you with that, I have made a 10-day itinerary to help you squeeze the bests of Scotland in your schedule.
Your unforgettable Scotland experience begins in the city of Edinburgh. Depending on your mood and energy, your time to explore the city might be limited.
If you are tired from a long flight, you may head to the hotel, take a nap, and freshen up. You can start getting to know Edinburgh in the late afternoon or early evening.
You can take a stroll along the Royal Mile and have dinner at one of the many pubs along the main road of Edinburgh. Try Scottish delicacies like haggis or blood pudding that is perfect with a pint of beer.
Start your day at Edinburgh Castle. The best time to visit the castle is in the morning as the castles are not yet crowded with visitors.
For lunch, you can stroll back to the Royal Mile and visit some of the restaurants that serve authentic Scotch Whisky and other Scottish delicacies.
After lunch, end your day at Arthur’s Seat. This is an extinct volcano that overlooks the best views of Edinburgh.
Visit the cultural footing of Dundee and take a look at Dundee’s historical timeline at the V&A Museum of Design.
Drive to Inverness and experience the highlands. Take a break at the Hermitage or at the Killiecrankie after a long drive. Relax for a while and appreciate the beauty of the landscapes.
You can also visit Dalwhinnie, one of the best whiskey distilleries in Scotland.
After driving to Inverness, head south and visit the Isle of Skye. The drive is long and tiresome, so I suggest that you rest for the rest of the day and be ready for the next day’s adventure.
Visit The Trotternish Loop. Make sure you bring a camera since you are about to see the most epic scenery. Visit Quiraing, Brother’s Point, and Old Man of Storr.
As early as 9:30 am, take your chance to visit the Fairy Pools. It is one of the most popular attractions in the Isle of Skye. Head to the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker Distillery.
Walk to the Old Inn and have lunch, then schedule an afternoon tour at the Dunvegan Castle. After that, you can watch the sunset at Neist Point.
Hike on the Isle of Skye mainland and be enchanted by the spectacular view of the summit.
Enjoy outdoor activities at The Outer Hebrides like kayaking and coasteering. Enjoy the landscapes and the beaches as well.
Start your day early as your drive to Glasgow is a long one. Ride a ferry back to the Isle of Skye and drive back to the city lights. If you get tired along the way, you can stay at either Glen Coe or Loch Lomond.
Don’t forget to take pictures while you enjoy the views and attractions of Scotland.