21 days in Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, walk around Kelvingrove Park, appreciate the history behind The Paisley Cenotaph, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Glasgow, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Glasgow to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): 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 pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort William online travel planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Morayvia and Cawdor Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Rodnye's Stone (in Forres), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip builder.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

2
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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 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, then step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally kick back and relax at Melvich Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wick day trip site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Inverness in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wick: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sango Bay and Polin Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and stroll through Balnakeil Beach.

Plan trip to Durness with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.