16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Plockton
— 1 night
Drive
4
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 1 night
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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 a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route builder app.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Plockton

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Morar Cross.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Plockton road trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Plockton by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Plockton, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Lochinver (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Achmelvich Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Durness Beach and stroll through Sango Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durness tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Durness takes 3.5 hours. July in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, delve into the mystery of Loch Ness, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and steep yourself in history at Fort George.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness visit planner.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 4th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Pirate Boats.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dundee trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Inverness to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Inverness in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dundee, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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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.