15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Durness
— 1 night
Drive
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Winnipeg to Edinburgh, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Winnipeg in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

1
night
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, then contemplate the long history of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stromness itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Stromness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect nights in Stromness to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durness route builder.

Traveling by car from Stromness to Durness takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Loch an Eilein. Bring the kids along to Loch Morlich and Zipline. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. July in Aviemore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

2
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Isle of Skye

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a tour by water with Plockton Seal Trips and then contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye online vacation builder.

Drive from Aviemore to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aviemore in July: highs in Isle of Skye hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally appreciate the history behind Commando Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, steep yourself in history at National Wallace Monument, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis and then have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow visit planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.