25 days in Scotland Itinerary

25 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blairmore
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Edinburgh

— 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Dundee

— 2 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 31st (Thu), do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines and then play a few rounds at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Kingsbarns Golf Links and then get outside with St Andrews Links.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dundee day trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dundee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dundee, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Dundee

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Beach & Royal Dornoch Golf Club), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness travel route planner.

You can drive from Dundee to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in September, Inverness is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ullapool

— 4 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Corrieshalloch Gorge, look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, and pick up some new knowledge with An Talla Solais.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ullapool itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. September in Ullapool sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort William

— 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ullapool to Fort William in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Skye Batiks, then get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure, and then stop by Tippecanoe. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, look for gifts at The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

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Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blairmore.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Blairmore

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Puck's Glen.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blairmore trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Blairmore takes 5 hours. September in Blairmore sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blairmore

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.