14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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Glasgow
— 1 day
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow

— 1 day

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Glasgow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. On the 15th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Clava Cairns will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Culloden Battlefield and Highland Malt Whisky Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take a tour by water with Fish Loch Ness, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online attractions planner.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Durness to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Scotland travel guide

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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.