14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Georgian House are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and The Musselburgh Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Melrose (Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Craigmillar Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Edinburgh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Melrose, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, thendelve into the distant past at Skara Brae, thensteep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, and finally contemplate the long history of Maeshowe.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkwall travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Kirkwall takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Maeshowe, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, thenstroll through Nairn Beach, thenexpand your understanding of the military at Fort George, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip planner.

Getting from Kirkwall to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn Beach, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Fort George
Fort George

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and St. Columba's Isle. Get some historical perspective at Trumpan Church and Dun Beag Broch. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Portree Harbour, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye online holiday planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online route planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

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