14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Aigas Field Centre. Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich) and Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Inverness is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Inverness is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Aigas Field Centre, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Clava Cairns
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle, then explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes, and finally steep yourself in history at Grey Cairns of Camster.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wick road trip app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Wick are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Grey Cairns of Camster
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Balnakeil Craft Village and Mudness Ceramics. Visiting Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Oldshoremore Beach in Kinlochbervie (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Balnakeil Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durness holiday planner.

Drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. July in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Drumbeg Loop. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lael Forest Walks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ullapool online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Ardvreck Castle
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Glencoe Lochan, then play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the views at Glencoe, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Glencoe takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour builder site .

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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