19 days in Scotland Itinerary

19 days in Scotland Itinerary

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19 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Paris
+2
Fly + tram + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Foyers
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballachulish
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris

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 nature, wildlife, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenmore Forest Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, and explore the activities along Loch Gynack.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aviemore road trip planning website .

Paris, France to Aviemore is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Aviemore at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Loch Gynack
Highlights from your plan
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Gynack ©
Loch Gynack

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Melvich Beach, then get great views at Duncansby Head, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, get all the information you need at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wick itinerary builder .

You can drive from Aviemore to Wick in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Thurso, Melvich Beach, Dunnet Bay Distillery, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Duncansby Head
Highlights from your plan
Melvich Beach ©
Melvich Beach
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay, then admire the landmark architecture of Hermit's Castle, and finally explore the activities along Culag Woods. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig, then contemplate the waterfront views at Achnahaird Bay, and then make a trip to Clachtoll Broch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lochinver visit planner .

Getting from Wick to Lochinver by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lochinver are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Falls of Kirkaig, Achnahaird Bay
Highlights from your plan
Achnahaird Bay ©
Achnahaird Bay
Achmelvich Bay ©
Achmelvich Bay
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig

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. Step out of Gairloch to go to Torridon and see Coire Mhic Fhearchair, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, and explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch road trip planning website .

Drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In October in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Foyers.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach

2
nights
Foyers

Foyers ©
On the 24th (Thu), explore the activities along River Foyers, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, go for a walk through St Ninians Church, and then stroll through Loch Affric Circular Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Foyers online journey builder .

You can drive from Gairloch to Foyers in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh

2
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. On the 26th (Sat), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then trek along Glencoe Lochan, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): trek along Devil's Staircase, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballachulish tour planner.

Traveling by car from Foyers to Ballachulish takes 2 hours. In October in Ballachulish, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Drive from Ballachulish to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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