12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Rothesay, Isle of Bute
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Rothesay ©
The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St Blane's Chapel and then step into the grandiose world of Mount Stuart.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothesay journey planning app .

London to Rothesay is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The West Island Way
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St Blane's Chapel ©
St Blane's Chapel
Rothesay's Victorian Toilets ©
Rothesay's Victorian Toilets
Rothesay Castle ©
Rothesay Castle

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, head outdoors with Morar Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Fort William trip planner .

Getting from Rothesay to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Morar Beach
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Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isle of skye golf club and Dun Beag Broch. Trumpan Church and St. Columba's Isle will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, kick back and relax at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), then delve into the distant past at Callanish Stones, and finally delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to St Columba's Chapel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dailbeag Beach, and then trek along Aline Community Woodland Walks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stornoway trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Stornoway in 4 hours. In April in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stornoway

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Great Bernera
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Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House ©
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House
Dailbeag Beach ©
Dailbeag Beach

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Viking Centre, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, then delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, and finally delve into the mystery of Ring of Brodgar. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Kirkwall. In April, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stromness, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Maeshowe, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Barony Mill
Highlights from your plan
Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve ©
Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Barony Mill ©
Barony Mill
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Orkneyinga Saga Centre

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