19 days in Scotland Itinerary

19 days in Scotland Itinerary

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19 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mombasa
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lochinver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mombasa

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Mombasa, Kenya to Edinburgh is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mombasa to Edinburgh is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mombasa in December, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Fort Augustus (Iceberg Glass & General Wade’s Military Roads). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, walk around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre.

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

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

North Ballachulish, Fort Augustus, Glencoe Lochan, Ice Factor, Tulloch Ringing Centre
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for winter sports, nature, wildlife, theme parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, pause for some photo ops at Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, sample the fine beverages at Caorunn Gin Tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Fused and Light.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Aviemore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairngorms National Park, Caorunn Gin Tour, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Fused and Light
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

3
nights
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. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Beinn Liath Mhor (in Strathcarron) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). The adventure continues: stroll through Red Point Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and don't miss a visit to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. December in Gairloch sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Beinn Liath Mhor, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Beinn Alligin, Red Point Beach, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
Beinn Alligin ©
Beinn Alligin

3
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Explore Lochinver's surroundings by going to Durness (Durness Deep Time, Rispond Beach, & more) and Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Hermit's Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lochinver trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cromarty.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness, Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, Stac Pollaidh Mountain, Kylesku Bridge, Polin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach

2
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
On the 4th (Sat), get your game on at Bowhunter Archery, have fun at Nairn Leisure Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, then stop by Glasstorm, and finally examine the collection at Tain Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cromarty trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lochinver to Cromarty in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cromarty

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Nairn, Tain, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Tain Museum
Tain Museum

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