11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Ballachulish
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Struy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ballachulish trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Ballachulish is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Ballachulish to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Struy.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

1
night
Struy

Struy ©
On the 9th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, then admire the striking features of St Ninians Church, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Struy trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ballachulish to Struy in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Struy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Struy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, St Ninians Church
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar
St Ninians Church ©
St Ninians Church

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Abernethy National Nature Reserve and RSPB - Insh Marshes. Popular historic sites such as Ruthven Barracks and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Loch Morlich Watersports, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, and hike along Speyside Way Long Distance Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore route site .

Drive from Struy to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Aviemore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Ruthven Barracks
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Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online vacation planner .

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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