15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along Glencoe Lochan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

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Drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe Village in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe Village are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and then trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Gairloch takes 3.5 hours. September in Gairloch sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and then kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lochinver trip builder site .

You can drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lochinver are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Assynt, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Sango Bay and Polin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and shop like a local with Lotte Glob.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Durness tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. October in Durness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Glen Strathfarrar and Wardlaw Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn and RSPB - Insh Marshes. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Abernethy National Nature Reserve (in Nethy Bridge), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Boat of Garten Community Garden (in Boat of Garten). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness road trip planner .

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, RSPB - Insh Marshes, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes

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