13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William vacation planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Camusdarach Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Loch Morlich, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Aviemore
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay. On the next day, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

Similar plans

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 ISRAEL August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra slow, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife 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 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & 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 60 days in Scandinavia, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced
See more plans