12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
2
Gairloch
— 2 nights
3
Plockton
— 1 night
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with a short trip to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Loch Ness, admire the sheer force of Divach Falls, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip app.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Inverness is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre, Loch Ness
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Distillery Tours

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. On the 20th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, then get interesting insight from Ewe Canoe, and then admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, then don't miss a visit to Solas Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Treasure Chest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gairloch online route planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Inverewe Garden, Beinn Alligin, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ewe Canoe ©
Ewe Canoe
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Beinn Alligin ©
Beinn Alligin

1
night
Plockton

Plockton ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and finally make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Plockton online trip builder.

You can drive from Gairloch to Plockton in 2 hours. In August in Plockton, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Kishorn Selfie Box ©
Kishorn Selfie Box

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. On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then scramble along the landscape with Vertical Descents Scotland, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Fort William in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Tulloch Ringing Centre, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
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 get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

Similar plans

15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra slow, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans