7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Thessaloniki

1
night
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. For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary builder tool .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Fort William is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and finally admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

1
day
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, and finally identify plant and animal life at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Kirkwall takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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