15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Dundee
— 1 night
Drive
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fort William
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and visit Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip site.

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Edinburgh, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
night
Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, then see majestic marine mammals with Pirate Boats, then test your team's savvy at Escape Rooms Dundee, and finally relax in the rural setting at Balnuith Alpacas.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dundee route site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dundee, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain, snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner.

Drive from Dundee to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in August, Aviemore is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

2
nights
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, stroll through Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Ridgway Adventure - One Day Activities, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Bay.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durness road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Durness takes 3 hours. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, look for gifts at Treasure Chest, then take a memorable tour with Ewe Canoe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gairloch day trip app.

You can drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. August in Gairloch sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at MacIntosh Parish Church, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. On the next day, kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach and then paddle through the water with Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.