13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
South Ronaldsay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and River Foyers (in Foyers). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inverness holiday maker .

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Wildwoodz, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs, steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, and then head outdoors with MV Valkyrie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Kirkwall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Kirkwall sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Ronaldsay.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromness, Broch of Gurness, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ness of Brodgar ©
Ness of Brodgar
Yesnaby Cliffs ©
Yesnaby Cliffs

1
night
South Ronaldsay

South Ronaldsay ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at The Smiddy Museum, then see the interesting displays at W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Orcadian Wildlife, and finally identify plant and animal life at Olav's Wood.

To plan South Ronaldsay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

South Ronaldsay is just a stone's throw from Kirkwall. September in South Ronaldsay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in South Ronaldsay

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Olav's Wood ©
Olav's Wood
W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum ©
W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum
The Smiddy Museum ©
The Smiddy Museum

4
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Ronaldsay to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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