15 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

15 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  4​h
Longhope, Hoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
South Ronaldsay
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

Longhope, Hoy

Longhope ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum and Longhope Lifeboat Museum. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery and Betty Corrigall’s Grave are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Longhope trip itinerary site .

Glasgow to Longhope is an approximately 4-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow in June, you will find days in Longhope are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Longhope

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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The Old Man of Hoy ©
The Old Man of Hoy
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum ©
Hackness Martello Tower ©
Hackness Martello Tower

Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Saint Magnus Cathedral and Maeshowe will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Orkney Museum and Orkney Wireless Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Skara Brae (in Stromness) and Brough Of Birsay (in Birsay). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, take in the exciting artwork at Pier Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, and savor a hot drink at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Longhope to Kirkwall takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Ronaldsay.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromness, Birsay, Stenness, Orphir, Broch of Gurness
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Bishop & Earls Palace ©
Bishop & Earls Palace
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Maeshowe ©

South Ronaldsay

South Ronaldsay ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomb of the Eagles and Hoxa Tapestry Gallery. Appreciate the collections at W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum and The Smiddy Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Ronaldsay tour site .

South Ronaldsay is just a stone's throw from Kirkwall. In June, daytime highs in South Ronaldsay are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in South Ronaldsay

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum ©
W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum
The Smiddy Museum ©
The Smiddy Museum