13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip tool .

Calgary, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Calgary to Edinburgh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 6th (Tue), have fun at Ice Factor, appreciate the views at Glencoe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and finally stroll through Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe travel route site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with An Talla Solais, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bone Caves, then admire the sheer force of Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ullapool tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Glencoe to Ullapool in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, then view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally stroll through Sango Bay.

To find out how to plan a trip to Durness, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ullapool to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Foyers (Hillside Path & River Foyers). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Foyers, Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Foyers ©
River Foyers

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