11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+3
Fly + tram + train + bus:  9​h
1
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lisbon

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 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. On the next day, cruise along Morar Beach, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William day trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Fort William is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 18th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and finally get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Divach Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at RSPB - Insh Marshes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planning site .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, RSPB - Insh Marshes, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Ardvreck Castle and Mudness Ceramics. Bring the kids along to Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, and view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary builder site .

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 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Sandwood Bay Beach, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and admire the landmark architecture of Greyfriars Kirk.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Durness to Edinburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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