16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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

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3
nights
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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Edinburgh to be colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
The Royal Mile ©
Must see
The Royal Mile
4.5
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Must see
Walking tours
4.8

1
night
Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ninian's Cathedral, do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, then tee off at St Andrews Links, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Pirate Boats.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dundee trip builder site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Dundee sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pirate Boats ©
Must see
Pirate Boats
5.0
St Andrews Links ©
Golf Course
St Andrews Links
4.8

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and pause for some serene contemplation at MacIntosh Parish Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dundee to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Finn Falconry ©
Must see
Finn Falconry
4.9
Glen Coe ©
Valley
Glen Coe
4.9
Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre
4.9

1
night
Plockton

On the 29th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Morar Cross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Plockton online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Plockton takes 2 hours. July in Plockton sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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. On the 30th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with Ewe Canoe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gairloch using our trip planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Gairloch in 2 hours. When traveling from Plockton in July, plan for slightly colder days in Gairloch, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Ewe Canoe ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Ewe Canoe
5.0
Gairloch Museum ©
History Museum
Gairloch Museum
4.7
Loch Maree ©
Wildlife Area
Loch Maree
4.8

4
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the activities along River Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inverness road trip tool.

You can drive from Gairloch to Inverness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Distillery Tours
4.9
Loch Ness ©
Water Body
Loch Ness
4.1

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