15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Isle of Iona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Isle of Lewis
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then stop by The Granite House, and then appreciate the views at Glencoe.

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New Delhi, India to Fort William is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Fort William is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Wee Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach, and then kick back and relax at Polin Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Balnakeil Bay ©
Balnakeil Bay
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Maeshowe, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brough Of Birsay, then take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness.

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Getting from Durness to Stromness by car takes about 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Stromness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Broch of Gurness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Broch of Gurness ©
Broch of Gurness
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

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night
Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Iona Abbey and Nunnery, look for gifts at Aosdana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Traigh an t-Suidhe, and finally view the masterpieces at Iona Gallery & Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Iona Nunnery, then kick back and relax at Traigh Bhan Nam Monach (White Strand of the Monks), and then step off the mainland to explore Port Ban Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isle of Iona trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stromness to Isle of Iona. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iona Nunnery ©
Iona Nunnery
Iona Abbey and Nunnery ©
Iona Abbey and Nunnery

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day
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, enjoy the sand and surf at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), then look for gifts at Hebridean Soap Company, then view the masterpieces at Blue Pig Studio, and finally explore the ancient world of Callanish Standing Stones.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Lewis route app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Iona to Isle of Lewis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House ©
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

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nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trotternish Art Gallery and Skyeworks Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Quiraing (Hill Walk) and The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, stop by Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, and admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock
RHA Waterfall ©
RHA Waterfall

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