7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Orpington
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Dumbarton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Orpington

1
night
Dumbarton

Dumbarton ©
Dumbarton is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Denny Tank Museum, then make a trip to Dumbarton Castle, then contemplate the long history of Overtoun House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dumbarton sightseeing site .

Orpington to Dumbarton is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Dumbarton when traveling from Orpington in May, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Dumbarton

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
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Dumbarton Castle ©
Dumbarton Castle
Denny Tank Museum ©
Denny Tank Museum
Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church ©

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jacobite Steam Train, The Highland Mountain Company and Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours. On the 26th (Sun), paddle through the water with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on The Highland Mountain Company, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Jacobite Steam Train.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fort William day trip planning site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Jacobite Steam Train ©
Jacobite Steam Train

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Coruisk as well as Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. On the 27th (Mon), get outside with Skye Adventure.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Fort George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Plodda Falls, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness road trip planning website .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Urquhart Castle, Plodda Falls
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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