9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  19​h
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aviemore
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Stonehaven
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Edinburgh is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe ©
Glencoe

1
night
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ruthven Barracks, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore journey maker tool .

Drive from Fort William to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Aviemore sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Ruthven Barracks
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, delve into the mystery of Ring of Brodgar, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, and finally delve into the distant past at Maeshowe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kirkwall tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Aviemore to Kirkwall in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Maeshowe
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Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

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night
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, then stop by Aunty Bettys, then step into the grandiose world of Crathes Castle, and finally stroll through Drum Castle, Garden and Estate.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stonehaven trip builder website .

You can fly from Kirkwall to Stonehaven in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. June in Stonehaven sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Banchory
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Crathes Castle ©
Crathes Castle
Drum Castle, Garden and Estate ©
Drum Castle, Garden and Estate

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