23 days in Scotland Itinerary

23 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Blairmore
— 1 day
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
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Ullapool
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Dundee
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Blairmore

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Benmore Botanic Garden.

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Edinburgh to Blairmore is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July in Blairmore, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Blairmore

Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Isle of Skye

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by Skye Batiks, get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. On the next day, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports and then kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blairmore to Isle of Skye takes 5 hours. Traveling from Blairmore in July, you will find days in Isle of Skye are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Fort William

— 4 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and stop by Highland Soaps.

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Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Augustus

— 2 nights
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Augustus: Plockton Harbour (in Plockton) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Falls of Glomach). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, explore the galleries of The Clansman Centre, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and look for gifts at Iceberg Glass.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Augustus day trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Fort Augustus in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Ullapool

— 4 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, tee off at Ullapool Golf Club, admire the sheer force of Corrieshalloch Gorge, and pick up some new knowledge with An Talla Solais.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool travel planning app.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Ullapool in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral & Dornoch Beach), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cawdor Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and explore the activities along River Ness.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dundee

— 2 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines and then play a few rounds at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dundee route planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Dundee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Inverness in July, Dundee is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Golf · Wineries

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, visit Edinburgh Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip website.

You can drive from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Dundee in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.