25 days in Scotland Itinerary

25 days in Scotland Itinerary

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25 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lochinver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
John O'Groats
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dornoch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Culloden Moor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Aviemore
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Stirling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
St. Andrews
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip planner.

Edinburgh to Durness is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach

1
night
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Hebridean Whale Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Hebridean Whale Cruises.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lochinver itinerary builder.

You can drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lochinver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Lochinver

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Hebridean Whale Cruises
Highlights from your plan
Hebridean Whale Cruises ©
Hebridean Whale Cruises
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch ©
Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch

1
day
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
John O'Groats Ferries has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Duncansby Head and then take a tour by water with John O'Groats Ferries.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the John O'Groats holiday planner.

You can drive from Lochinver to John O'Groats in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Lochinver in July, plan for little chillier days in John O'Groats, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
John O'Groats Ferries ©
John O'Groats Ferries
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

1
night
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, then look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dornoch trip maker website .

You can drive from John O'Groats to Dornoch in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dornoch can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Culloden Moor.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Golspie
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Dornoch Cathedral ©
Dornoch Cathedral

2
nights
Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and finally step into the grandiose world of Brodie Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Findhorn Beach and then play a few rounds at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Culloden Moor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dornoch to Culloden Moor takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Culloden Moor

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Forres, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Clava Cairns, Rosemarkie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Castle Stuart Golf Links ©
Castle Stuart Golf Links

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nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ness of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks Of The Earth, then contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, and then step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stromness tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Culloden Moor to Stromness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Culloden Moor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Stromness, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Standing Stones of Stenness, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Brough Of Birsay, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

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nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 15th (Sat), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George and then sample the fine beverages at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, make a trip to Chanonry Point, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inverness sightseeing planner .

Fly from Stromness to Inverness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chanonry Point, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point

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nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery, get active on the water at Craggan Outdoors, and then sample the fine beverages at Glenlivet Distillery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aviemore trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Inverness to Aviemore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Golf

Side Trips

Ruthven Barracks, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Craggan Outdoors, Glenlivet Distillery
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Craggan Outdoors ©
Craggan Outdoors
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

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nights
Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Glenturret Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Phoenix Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, and then make a trip to The Kelpies.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stirling trip planner .

You can take a train from Aviemore to Stirling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Kelpies, The Glenturret Distillery, Phoenix Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle Stalker, then explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe visit planner.

Drive from Stirling to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilchurn Castle, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, then don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and then cruise along Morar Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William online travel planner .

Fort William is just a short distance from Glencoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilt Rock as well as The Old Man of Storr. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by The Basement, stop by Tippecanoe, look for gifts at Skye Batiks, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines and then step into the grandiose world of Glamis Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Scottish Deer Centre, then kick back and relax at St Andrews West Sands Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of St Andrews Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Andrews online trip planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to St. Andrews in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Scottish Deer Centre, Glamis Castle, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

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