17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Oban
— 1 day
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Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
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Fort William
— 1 night
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Mallaig
— 1 night
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Plockton
— 1 night
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Applecross
— 1 night
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Poolewe
— 1 night
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Gairloch
— 1 night
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Lochinver
— 1 night
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Durness
— 1 night
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Wick
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Aviemore
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery and then identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Oban trip planning website.

Glasgow to Oban is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Glasgow, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oban, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tobermory.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Finn Falconry
4.9
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Distillery
Oban Distillery
4.6

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Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): play a few rounds at Tobermory Golf Club, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Island Blue Tobermory.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Tobermory trip builder website.

You can drive from Oban to Tobermory in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Tobermory

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Island Blue Tobermory
5.0
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Golf Course
Tobermory Golf Club
4.2

1
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Fort William

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William day trip planner.

You can drive from Tobermory to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mallaig.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Steall Waterfall
4.9
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Valley
Glen Coe
4.9

1
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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Haggard Alley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Morar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Morar Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mallaig trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Fort William to Mallaig in an hour. In July in Mallaig, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Camusdarach Beach
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Loch Morar
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Morar Beach
4.6

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Plockton

Plockton ©
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box, look for gifts at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, then go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plockton tour planner.

You can drive from Mallaig to Plockton in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Plockton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Plockton

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Gift & Specialty Shop
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
4.9

1
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Applecross

Applecross ©
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Applecross Photographic Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Applecross journey planning tool.

You can drive from Plockton to Applecross in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Plockton in July: highs in Applecross hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Poolewe.

Things to do in Applecross

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

1
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Poolewe

Poolewe ©
Poolewe is a small village in Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland, about 75 miles north-west from Inverness, by Loch Ewe. On the 30th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, then look for gifts at Perfume Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Poolewe online travel route planner.

You can drive from Applecross to Poolewe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Poolewe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Poolewe

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Perfume Studio
4.5

1
night
Gairloch

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum, stop by Treasure Chest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, and finally explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gairloch road trip planning tool.

Gairloch is just a short distance from Poolewe. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Loch Maree
4.8
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History Museum
Gairloch Museum
4.7

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Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): cruise along Drumbeg Loop, then don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Assynt, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lochinver online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Loch Assynt
4.9
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Scenic Drive
Drumbeg Loop
4.8

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then Head underground at Smoo Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Sango Bay
4.9
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Cave
Smoo Cave
4.3

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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at Duncansby Head, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wick trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Lookout
Duncansby Head
4.8

2
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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 4th (Tue): get your game on at Wildwoodz and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Distillery Tours
4.9
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Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield
4.6

1
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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Aviemore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aviemore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
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Beach
Loch Morlich
4.8

3
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Royal Mile
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Arthur's Seat
4.8
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Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland
4.7

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