7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Fortrose
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Clachtoll
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Fortrose

1
day
Clachtoll

Clachtoll ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Stoer, then stop by The Jammery Culkein, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Clachtoll tour planning website.

Fortrose to Clachtoll is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Clachtoll

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Stoer
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Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
The Jammery Culkein ©
The Jammery Culkein

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Smoo Cave, then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and finally stroll through Sango Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durness online route planner.

Traveling by car from Clachtoll to Durness takes 2 hours. June in Durness sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wick tour planner.

Getting from Durness to Wick by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Wick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

John O'Groats
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness online vacation planner.

Drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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