16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary maker

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Dunnet
— 1 night
Drive
3
Golspie
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness trip maker tool.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Dunnet.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dunnet

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Seadrift Visitor Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunnet Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dunnet trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to Dunnet in 3 hours. Traveling from Inverness in June, you will find days in Dunnet are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Dunnet

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Golspie

— 1 night
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . On the 8th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Clynelish Distillery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Golspie trip planner.

You can drive from Dunnet to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Golspie are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then gain some tasty knowledge on See The Highlands, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Plockton Harbour, get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, stop by Favourite Things, then explore the ancient world of Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Morar Cross.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh online attractions planner.

You can drive from Golspie to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fort William vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Valentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The Paisley Cenotaph, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

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, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.