17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh

— 3 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, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online journey planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Chambers, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow journey planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Fort William

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Coe Photography Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Fort William day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Plockton

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, then take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and then gain some tasty knowledge on See The Highlands.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plockton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Plockton by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Plockton

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Durness Beach and kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Durness vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Plockton to Durness by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

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.