11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, shop like a local with Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then stroll through Nairn Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Inverness is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Inverness is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Inverness reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop ©
Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and Sandwood Bay Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Achmelvich Beach and Balnakeil Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Little Assynt Estate (in Lochinver). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Lotte Glob.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Durness day trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at An Talla Solais, then stop by Made in Ullapool, then view the masterpieces at RhueArt, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool attractions planner .

Getting from Durness to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. April in Ullapool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill
Made in Ullapool ©
Made in Ullapool

1
night
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Perfume Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and finally kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Gairloch trip builder .

You can drive from Ullapool to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In May in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Perfume Studio, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Perfume Studio ©
Perfume Studio

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Get in touch with nature at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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