13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Cheese Pantry@ Connage, and finally stroll through Nairn Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness online trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mumbai to Inverness, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Cheese Pantry@ Connage ©
Cheese Pantry@ Connage

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Durness sightseeing planner .

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Durness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then stop by Made in Ullapool, then take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ullapool tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Durness to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Made in Ullapool ©
Made in Ullapool

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Perfume Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, and finally kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gairloch trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ullapool to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Perfume Studio ©
Perfume Studio

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

Planning Glencoe trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gairloch to Glencoe in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Glencoe are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

1
night
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 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aviemore sightseeing planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Aviemore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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