14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum nan Eilean, take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, then contemplate the long history of Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then explore the ancient world of Callanish Stones, and finally explore the ancient world of Callanish Standing Stones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Uig Sands, then get engrossed in the history at Bernera Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stornoway trip itinerary tool .

Toronto, Canada to Stornoway is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Stornoway is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Stornoway reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
Highlights from your plan
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 7th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, then delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, explore the ancient world of Tomb of the Eagles, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Viking Centre.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Kirkwall. July in Kirkwall sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stenness, Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Orkneyinga Saga Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Highland Folk Museum and Fort George. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Glencoe. Visit Fort Augustus and Glenfinnan Viaduct for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and The Three Sisters (in Glencoe). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Etive, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and admire the striking features of Greyfriars Kirk.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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