13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Drive to Tomintoul
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Tomintoul
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballindalloch
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Kingussie
— 1 night
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
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Tomintoul

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at The Whisky Castle and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenlivet Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tomintoul trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Tomintoul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Tomintoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Tomintoul: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ballindalloch.

Things to do in Tomintoul

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ballindalloch

— 2 nights
Ballindalloch is a small village on the River Spey in Scotland.It is known for its whisky distilleries and for Ballindalloch Castle. On the 4th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Cragganmore Distillery, stop by The Spey Larder, then learn about winemaking at Glenfarclas Distillery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cardhu Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Glenlivet Distillery.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ballindalloch travel planner.

Ballindalloch is very close to Tomintoul. In July in Ballindalloch, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Ballindalloch

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie

— 2 nights
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Sango Bay, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, and finally look for gifts at Mudness Ceramics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinlochbervie trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ballindalloch to Kinlochbervie takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ballindalloch in July: highs in Kinlochbervie hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kinlochbervie to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kingussie.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kingussie

— 1 night
Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum and then explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kingussie trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Inverness to Kingussie in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kingussie can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Kingussie

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aviemore

— 2 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. The Old Packhorse Bridge and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Cairngorm Mountain and Zipline. There's lots more to do: stroll through Loch Morlich, look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore online trip maker.

Aviemore is just a short distance from Kingussie. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms travel guide

4.5
Ski Areas · Parks · Wildlife Areas