16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Pitlochry
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Bus
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Inverness
— 1 night
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2
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Rannoch Moor, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Black Spout Wood, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Highland Fling Bungee, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Menzies, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Acharn Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Pitlochry is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Pitlochry due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Black Spout Wood ©
Must see
Black Spout Wood
4.7
Highland Fling Bungee ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Highland Fling Bungee
4.7
Castle Menzies ©
Must see
Castle Menzies
4.2

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): cruise along Road to the Isles, appreciate the history behind Seated Sculpture, then take a memorable tour with Crannog Cruises, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William online journey planner.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glencoe Lochan ©
Must see
Glencoe Lochan
4.9
Crannog Cruises ©
Boat Tour
Crannog Cruises
4.6

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Talisker Beach and Giant Angus MacAskill Museum. Get outdoors at Lealt Falls and Skye Serpentarium. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Dun Beag Broch.

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Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Skye Serpentarium ©
Must see
Skye Serpentarium
4.5
Talisker Beach ©
Must see
Talisker Beach
4.2
Black Cuillin ©
Must see
Black Cuillin
4.8

3
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Orcadian Wildlife and MV Valkyrie. Escape the urban bustle at Happy Valley and Dawn Star Boat Tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Orkneyinga Saga Centre, don't miss a visit to Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn, explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and see the interesting displays at The Smiddy Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkwall day trip planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Kirkwall in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Stromness Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Stromness Golf Club
5.0
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Historic Walking Area
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
4.4
The Smiddy Museum ©
History Museum
The Smiddy Museum
4.6

1
night
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Kushi Adventures, get a dose of the wild on Highland Tour Guide, then indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planning site.

Getting from Kirkwall to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Kushi Adventures ©
Climbing Tour
Kushi Adventures
4.9

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