7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered, and finally steep yourself in history at Skara Brae.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall online vacation planner.

Edinburgh to Kirkwall is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Orkney Uncovered ©
Orkney Uncovered
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae

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Inverness

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

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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. On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then find your balance on the water with Action Glen - Glencoe, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard

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