18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, then get outside with St Andrews Links, and then see majestic marine mammals with Pirate Boats.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dundee trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dundee sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Inverness

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: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Dundee to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Inverness when traveling from Dundee in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach. On the next day, head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Plockton

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind The Morar Cross.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plockton online trip maker.

Getting from Durness to Plockton by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Plockton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
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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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort William journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Fort William takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Go for a jaunt from Glasgow to Cumnock to see Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow travel planning tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.