14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grantown-on-Spey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Beauly
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to Advocate's Close, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally get great views at Calton Hill.

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New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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

1
night
Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown-on-Spey ©
Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. On the 10th (Thu), take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grantown-on-Spey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Grantown-on-Spey takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abernethy National Nature Reserve, The Old Packhorse Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

2
nights
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and finally explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Plodda Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, then admire the sheer force of Black Water Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rogie Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tollie Red Kites.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beauly trip website .

You can drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Beauly in an hour. In September in Beauly, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rogie Falls, Plodda Falls, Tollie Red Kites, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, expand your horizons at An Talla Solais, then admire the sheer force of Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Drumbeg Loop, then kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ullapool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beauly to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Ardvreck Castle, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

1
night
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and then go for a walk through Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Attadale Gardens, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Glencoe Lochan, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Stalker. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Glen Coe and then hike along West Highland Way.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe travel app .

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glencoe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

West Highland Way, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Highland-Excursions has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), shop like a local with Inspirations. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get answers to all your questions at Culloden Battlefield, and finally take a memorable tour with Highland-Excursions.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Fort Augustus Abbey, Cawdor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

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