14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  14 h
1
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 (Mon), see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Fort William is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Nairn Beach. Visit Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Struy (Chisholm Graveyard & Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, look for gifts at Judith Glue, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Struy, Nairn, Aigas Field Centre, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and then steep yourself in history at Maeshowe.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall vacation builder site.

Getting from Inverness to Kirkwall by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stenness, Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Doune Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Wallace Monument and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Discovery Point (in Dundee) and Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to Greyfriars Kirk, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website.

You can 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 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel, Discovery Point, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Linlithgow Palace
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Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines

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