20 days in Scotland Itinerary

20 days in Scotland Itinerary

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20 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  33​h
1
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  33​h
End: Adelaide

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Steall Waterfall and Commando Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: McCaig's Tower (in Oban) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and stop by Highland Soaps.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spean Bridge, Glenfinnan Viaduct, McCaig's Tower, Glen Coe
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

5
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, stop by Skye Batiks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Loch an Eilein (in Aviemore) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along River Ness, contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, stop by Iolaire Design, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cawdor Castle.

Make your Inverness itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nairn, Aviemore, Clava Cairns, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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River Ness ©
River Ness
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skara Brae and Standing Stones of Stenness. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall online trip maker .

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Inverness in June, you will find days in Kirkwall are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then stroll around Holyrood Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions tool .

You can fly from Kirkwall to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Scott Monument ©
Scott Monument

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