15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  6​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planner .

Porto, Portugal to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Porto in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, trek along Glencoe Lochan, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glen Coe, Camusdarach Beach, Ice Factor, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box & Attadale Gardens). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Achnahaird Bay, look for gifts at Treasure Chest, hike along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Gairloch takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, Achnahaird Bay, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Achnahaird Bay ©
Achnahaird Bay
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Durness takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and River Foyers (in Foyers). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Dornoch, River Foyers, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Wildwoodz, Aigas Field Centre
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers

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