My Scotland Itinerary
Sitting ideal in a place has never satisfied me ever. You can call me a travel addict or even a person suffer from wanderlust, I completely leave this to you. Travelling has always satisfied all my senses but explaining about my traveling pleasures is a topic for some other blog post. Traveling for several years has made my life so enchanting that a break in my travel routine makes me feel paralyzed.
Spending one fine evening with a cup of coffee made me wonder about Scotland and then I knew what my next calling was all about. Yes, pal, it is about Scotland. Scotland is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is a place filled with culture and heritage and the beauty is beyond my explanation.
This place is surely a paradise for the beauty craving travelers and after knowing all these I could not think of anything else other than starting a voyage towards the land. this article of mine is dedicated to My Scotland Itinerary and some tips and tricks for you as always.
Here we go!!
While planning my trip for Scotland, I was sure about acquiring the finest views of castle, abbeys, highlands and scenic beauty. But little did I know that the aesthetic essence of the place will carry me away.
To be frank I was preparing myself for a journey to a place I Googled about a lot but Scotland has surprised me by every means. However, my tip to you is ready for the unexpected if you are even planning for a journey to this wonderful land.
Preparing for The Trip
Scotland is a small and gorgeous country but before heading to this land first, all you need to do is planning. The most important aspect of planning for this petite country is about packing. However, packing for trips depends upon the weather. But the most interesting thing about Scotland is that you cannot predict its weather at all.
After booking my tickets, I check the weather forecast for the following week of Scotland. But trust me it didn’t help me a lot. And now you understand how unpredictable the weather is. However, carry warm and if possible waterproof jackets as Scotland is a cold country. On the other hand, good socks and shoes are musts.
Another most essential thing that I did was to Google about every place I was intending to visit. Do deep and proper research as this will help you in spending more time relishing and less time wasting. If you are a good driver, then check for rental car stations or you can even pre-book as well. Being a good driver myself I did the same and this helps me a lot more than I can explain.
Getting to Scotland
Voila!!! Here starts my itinerary. If you think that getting to Scotland is going to cost you a sack full of money, then you are wrong. However, even I had the same thoughts but it is nothing like that. The airplane tickets to Edinburgh or Glasgow is insanely cheap. I booked my ticket for Edinburgh and that marked the starting point of my journey.
Moreover, if you can’t find cheap flights to Scotland then check out flights to the surrounding cities as that might help. You can even check out for budgeted airline rather than going for the one which is expensive. While going to Scotland your main concern should be reaching the destination rather than pleasures on board.
Days of My Itinerary:
Edinburgh it is. This was the starting and ending point of my journey. But let us go with the merry things first. Edinburgh is the land of culture, history, and food. I felt as if I am in an old city with castles and stone build buildings.
This city is so beautiful that you won’t even know where the time has passed through while you were wandering around the narrow streets. The most adorable and historic center of this city is Edinburgh castle. And for a second I felt as if I was at “Hogwarts”.
Some of the places that you can visit in Edinburgh along with the castle are Victoria Street, Elephant House Café, The Royal Mile, Scott Monument, and Glass Market.
My next destination was St. Andrews This place is known as the golf mecca of Scotland. However, this place is the home to the third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge.
Yes, you have got me right it is St. Andrews University which was founded in the year 1413. I visited the St. Andrews Cathedral, which is the largest church in Scotland and Blair Castle which is truly a splendid beauty.
On the third day of my itinerary, I headed towards Inverness. It is an ancient city that has a lot of history. If you are a Shakespeare fan as I am, then you are sure to be well aware of this place.
Yes, this is the home of Macbeth. However, “Macbeth” is an infamous character if Shakespeare’s drama. You can stop by this city and have a look at how beautiful it looks along with the lush green surroundings. You can even pay your visit to Loss Ness, Clave Cairns, and Culloden Battlefield.
My next destination was the Isle of Skye. This place has become increasingly popular in recent years mostly because of its beauty. I would recommend you to rent a car then proceed to this place so that you can experience how beautiful this island is.
The surroundings of this place are so mesmerizing that I wanted to build my own house on this island. But dreams are dreams after all. The places that I have visited in the Isle of Skye were Neist Point, Dunvegan Castle, Portree and Fairy Pools.
Did you ever feel the cramp of leaving a place? I did on the last day of my Scotland trip and with that cramp, I headed towards Glasgow. While I was overwhelmed with the countryside view of Scotland Glasgow gave me the essence of city life.
This is even a beautiful place with amazing landmarks and you should not ignore visiting it. I stopped at Glencoe to take some amazing pictures to store it as a memory and then headed towards Edinburgh to end my itinerary.
At the end of my Scotland itinerary, I felt that I was deeply in love with this petite country. It turned more than a simple journey to me. I was craving for wandering in the unknown lands but this journey to Scotland has let my wanderlust to be more intense.
After my Scotland itinerary, I still sit with a cup of coffee and long to reach those lands once again. However, I have realized that this longing will be endless and forever no matter how many time I visit this incredible land.