14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Plockton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly

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Fort William

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Land Sea and Islands Centre) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Fort William is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye

— 1 night
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 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Spindrift Boat Cruises, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plockton.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Plockton

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Morar Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Ratagan to Glenelg, admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plockton trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Plockton in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Plockton can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the activities along River Ness, take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, and make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inverness route planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Inverness in 2 hours. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.