16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thurso
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Muscat

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Wildwoodz, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inverness online trip maker .

Muscat, Oman to Inverness is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Inverness is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Muscat in June, expect Inverness to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Aviemore, Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

2
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, get great views at Duncansby Head, then admire all the interesting features of Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Castle and Gardens of Mey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Melvich Beach, take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunnet Bay, then get your bearings at Seadrift Visitor Centre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thurso day trip planner.

Getting from Inverness to Thurso by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in June, you will find days in Thurso are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

John O'Groats, Wick, Dunnet Bay, Seadrift Visitor Centre, Melvich Beach
Highlights from your plan
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, then view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durness tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Thurso to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Durness are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach

1
night
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
On the 22nd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then make a trip to Plockton Harbour, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk.

Plan trip to Kyle of Lochalsh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Plockton Harbour, Attadale Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Plockton Harbour ©
Plockton Harbour

3
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, trails, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, hike along Lost Valley Trail, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and have fun at Ice Factor.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glencoe sightseeing site .

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ice Factor, West Highland Way
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and 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 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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