17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland Trip Planner

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Fly
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Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 2 nights
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Train to Glasgow Queen Street, Fly to Stornoway, Bus to Isle of Lewis
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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
Bus to Stornoway, Fly to Stromness
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Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly
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North Berwick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Aberdeen

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tee off at Cruden Bay Golf Club.

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Paris, France to Aberdeen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Aberdeen is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 24th (Sun), kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and then stroll through Scourie Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Rispond Beach and then kick back and relax at Durness Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Durness driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Durness in 5 hours. In June in Durness, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Oban.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Oban

— 2 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with Loch Visions, then take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilmartin Church and Graveyard. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ocean Explorer Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, and then get outside with Loch Awe Boats.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oban day trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Oban in 5 hours. In June in Oban, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Oban

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

— 2 nights
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
On the 28th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Hebscape Gallery, explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uig Sands. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Blue Pig Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Morven Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Museum nan Eilean, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tiumpan Head Lighthouse.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Oban to Isle of Lewis takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. June in Isle of Lewis sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Stromness, Mainland

— 2 nights
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 30th (Sat), shop like a local with Pier Arts Centre, contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Brough Of Birsay. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Stromness Museum, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and then explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stromness online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Lewis to Stromness in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Stromness, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to North Berwick.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

North Berwick

— 2 nights
North Berwick is a seaside town and former royal burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Pease Bay and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Scottish Seabird Centre and then kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our North Berwick road trip site.

Fly from Stromness to North Berwick in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in North Berwick are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in North Berwick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews) and The Falconry Centre (in Beattock). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, stroll around Holyrood Park, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Drive from North Berwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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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.