12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Aviemore
— 1 night
4
Wick
— 2 nights
5
Durness
— 1 night
6
Gairloch
— 2 nights
7
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh sightseeing planning website.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally trek along Lost Valley Trail.

Plan a Glencoe trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Glencoe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

1
night
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 24th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with Aviemore Ospreys, then delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle, then pedal to the sights with Loch Morlich Watersports, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Aviemore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Aviemore

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports
River Rafting & Tubing
Aviemore Ospreys ©
Aviemore Ospreys

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 25th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally get great views at Duncansby Head. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes, and then don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wick tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Wick takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Sango Bay, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durness online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Durness takes 2.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Solas Gallery, head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum, admire the sheer force of Flowerdale Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, and finally stroll through Red Point Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gairloch trip planning app.

Drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, head outdoors with Blackmuir Woods, and then get outside with Loch Kinellan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then get advice or help at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, then admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, and finally make a trip to Village Green.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit road trip planning site.

Drive from Gairloch to Drumnadrochit in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

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