7 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

7 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

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7 days in Orkney Islands Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  22​h
Stromness, Mainland
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: San Francisco

Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Man of Hoy. Step off the beaten path and head to Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement and Betty Corrigall’s Grave. Your inner history buff will appreciate Skara Brae and Ring of Brodgar. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, see the interesting displays at Stromness Museum, get all the information you need at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness day trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Stromness is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Stromness. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Stromness to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hoy, Birsay, Broch of Gurness
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Hoy ©
The Old Man of Hoy
Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement ©
Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae