13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh visit planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Edinburgh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Edinburgh at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), then kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, then contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Aviemore Kart Raceway.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aviemore visit planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cairngorms National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery

3
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Augustus: Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie), Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Falls of Glomach) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre, admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Fort Augustus War Memorial, and look for gifts at Iceberg Glass.

Start your trip to Fort Augustus by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Aviemore to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fort Augustus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh, Roybridge, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Ratagan to Glenelg, Village Green
Highlights from your plan
Cille Choirill Church ©
Cille Choirill Church
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then engage your brain at Durness Deep Time, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip builder .

Drive from Fort Augustus to Durness in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cromarty.

Things to do in Durness

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Cairn House Gallery ©
Cairn House Gallery
Mudness Ceramics ©
Mudness Ceramics

2
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church, then don't miss a visit to Clootie Well, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stop by The Cheese House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, then examine the collection at Tain Museum, and finally get outside with Bowhunter Archery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cromarty trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Cromarty takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cromarty

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Munlochy, Tain Museum, Bowhunter Archery, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Tain Museum
Tain Museum

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