14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Birmingham to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Durness Beach and Polin Beach. Go for a jaunt from Durness to Kinlochbervie to see Oldshoremore Beach about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, and explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness day trip site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, thenkick back and relax at Scourie Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and then stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lochinver road trip site.

Getting from Durness to Lochinver by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lochinver can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Etive and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Saint Andrew's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Morar Beach (in Morar), Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William route planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Etive, Morar Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Linnhe, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Fused and Light. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, and then stroll through Loch Morlich.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aviemore route planner.

Getting from Fort William to Aviemore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Kingussie
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

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