Planning a trip to Scotland? The best time to vacation is from May to October, which is likely to have the warm and sunniest of weather. No matter when you go, expect to experience some rain, so pack an umbrella or rain jacket.
There are many vacation destination stops that are a must include for any itinirary.
The city of Edinburgh is captivating from every angle. Plan several hours of time to explore the city on foot, take a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle, and enrich yourself in the history of the land.
Midday take a leisure walk down Royal Mile and Princes Street to enjoy the many shops, restuarants, and local pubs. End the day by heading to the Beehive Inn for an informal dinner with drinks followed by a guided walking tour to discover the colorful characters of Edinburgh.
Before taking a tour of the Highlands, stop in Glencoe Village’s visitor center to obtain information packets and see displays of the area. Get ready to start the tour with a trip to Urquhart Castle for a look at the castle ruins, gorgeous scenery, and a panaromic view of Loch Ness.
Take out your camera and follow up with a scheduled boats cruise of Loch Ness and Shiel which includes scenic views, local wildlife, and an anormous amount of Nessie watching.
While in the Shetlands, take a visit to Mousa Broch, known as the finest and most well-preserved Iron Age tower. The next stop is to explore Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement. The highlights of the settlement include Viking long houses, medieval farmstands, oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, and Iron Age broch and wheelhouses.
The trip to Shetland is not complete without taking in the scenery which includes beautiful sheer cliffs, rolling green hills, dreary moors, and numerous lochs and inlets, making it an ideal place for fishing, walking, and cycling. Have a camera ready for encounters with the wildlife. Shetland is famous for their ponies, but travelers can also easily find migrating birds such as the Puffin and seals sunny on the white sandy beaches and rocks.