20 days in Scotland Itinerary

20 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
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Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Brora
— 1 night
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Aviemore
— 3 nights

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Castlehill Whiskyfor some retail therapy. Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Gullane Beach (in Gullane), Elie Beach (in Elie) and Cupar Heritage Centre (in Cupar). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Edinburgh is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In December, Edinburgh is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trips

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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands). Go for a jaunt from Glencoe to Strontian to see Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Glen Etive
Glen Etive

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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 29th (Tue), explore the activities along Loch Ness, then head outdoors with General Wade’s Military Roads, then take a memorable tour with Cruise Loch Ness, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, then take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus trip planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fort Augustus are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mudness Ceramics and Wee Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Durness Beach and Sango Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and stroll through Scourie Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durness itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Durness in 3.5 hours. December in Durness sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brora.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
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Brora

Brora ©
Brora is a village in the east of Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland.Origin of the nameThe name Brora is derived from ancient Norse, meaning 'river with a bridge.'HistoryA small industrial village having at one time a coal pit, boat building, salt pans, fish curing, lemonade factory, the new Clynelish Distillery (as well as the old Clynelish distillery which is now called the Brora distillery ), wool mill, bricks and a stone quarry. On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Brora Beach, then play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Clynelish Distillery, and finally trot along with Star Stables.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brora journey planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Brora takes 2 hours. In January in Brora, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Brora

Outdoors · Golf · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Brora Golf Club ©
Brora Golf Club
Clynelish Distillery ©
Clynelish Distillery

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Shop till you drop at Grantown Antiques and Collectables and The Shed Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Morlich and Ben Vrackie. Change things up with a short trip to Highland Fling Bungee in Killiecrankie (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Quad Bike Treks Aviemore, and identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip itinerary website.

Getting from Brora to Aviemore by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Highland Fling Bungee ©
Highland Fling Bungee
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Quad Bike Treks Aviemore ©
Quad Bike Treks Aviemore

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