A 5 Days Scotland Itinerary for Beginners

A 5 Days Scotland Itinerary for Beginners

This 5 Days Scotland Itinerary has been so designed to help the first timers. For all those who want to travel to this beautiful part of Europe? Don't worry, this 5 Days short trip is going to take you to some of the best places to visit in Scotland. And, if you are a beginner, it's going to be an incredible journey of learning and discovering some new interesting facts. You are going to discover Scotland from Edinburgh to Highlands to Inverness. Let's get started! Read More

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This 5 Days Scotland Itinerary has been so designed to help the first-timers. For all those who want to travel to this beautiful part of Europe? Don’t worry, this 5 Days short trip is going to take you to some of the best places to visit in Scotland. And, if you are a beginner, it’s going to be an incredible journey of learning and discovering some new interesting facts. You are going to discover Scotland from Edinburgh to  Highlands to Inverness. Let’s get started!

 

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Edinburgh

Day 2: Doune Castle, Glencoe

Day 3: Eilean Donean Castle

Day 4: Highland Games

Day 5: Loch Ness/Inverness

 

Trip Highlights

  • Start in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in Scotland. You’ll be spending the first part of your trip here!

  • Visit Doune Castle, Glencoe

  • Located in the Western part of the country, Glencoe is particularly known for its trails that climb peaks and waterfalls.

  • Eilean Donan is one of the most popularly known tourist destinations in Scotland and in the World.

  • The Highland Games take place during July and August and it would be great if you could plan it that way.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Edinburgh

Your 5 Days Scotland Itinerary is going to start in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in Scotland. You’ll be spending the first part of your trip here! In the morning, you’ll be landing at Edinburgh airport where you’ll be met with your private guide. He will take you to your hotel! After catching up some rest, you will start your day from Edinburgh!

Here, you are going to witness the perfect weather and will enjoy wandering around one of the parks in the city. In the evening of the same day, you are going to take a ghost tour of the city. Edinburgh is the hilly, compact capital of Scotland! You are going to visit the elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and a medieval Old Town.

You don’t need to make this day too stressful; get back to your hotel early in the evening. Enjoy your breakfast and take enough rest to prepare yourself for the next day's hectic tour of the city.

 

Day 2: Doune Castle, Glencoe

It’s the next day of your 5 Days Scotland tour and today you are going to visit Doune Castle, Glencoe. In the morning, after breakfast and everything you’ll venture out on your trip of the Glencoe village. Located in the Western part of the country, Glencoe is particularly known for its trails that climb peaks and waterfalls. You’ll visit here the Folk Museum that occupies the 18th-century thatched cottages. And, it’s incredible to revel at the wildlife here that includes, golden eagles and red deer.

You’ll then visit the Doune Castle that is popularly related to the Outlander, Monty Python, and the Game of Thrones. This location has popularly been known for being a filming location. This place is a worth visiting location for its beauty and charm.

 

Day 3: Eilean Donean Castle

This is going to be the third day of your 5 Days Scotland tour and the destination of the day will be Glenfinnan Viaduct, Eilean Donean Castle. After, breakfast and everything in the morning, you’ll be venturing out to see the more of this beautiful place.

Eilean Donan is one of the most popularly known tourist destinations in Scotland and in the World. Located beautifully at the meeting point of the three lochs, you’ll get to see beautiful things in the surrounding. 

You’ll understand why people from all around the world come to visit this place when you’ll first get an opportunity to see this place. Its beauty is breathtaking! Stroll all through the castle to discover every little detail. It’s worth spending one complete day here!

 

Day 4: Highland Games

The Highland Games take place during July and August and it would be great if you could plan it that way. Start this part of your Scotland vacation with a delicious breakfast. And, then plan out to go for a small village Highland Games, where you’ll get the real local kind of feeling. Lochcarron will definitely be a great choice here. In the same time venture out to reach Loch Ness, the most famous loch in Scotland.

 

Day 5: Loch Ness/Inverness

This is the fifth and the last day of your 5 Days Scotland Itinerary! This day you’ll be exploring Loch Ness. It’s a big freshwater loch located in the Scottish Highland. It spans an area of 37 km in the South West of Inverness and has the surface is 16 meters above the sea level. This place is most popularly known for sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster also known as "Nessie”.

It’s a great idea to go for a car trip if you are not interested in a typical Loch Ness boat tour designed for tourists. We bet, you are going to enjoy the most the Highlands in Inverness. At the end of the day get back to your hotel a little earlier so that you can catch up with enough rest and prepare yourself for the next day trip back home. Hope this short Scotland vacation is going to rejuvenate you and satiate your wanderlust.

 

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