18 days in Scotland & Liverpool Itinerary

18 days in Scotland & Liverpool Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Doha, Qatar to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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 (Sun): take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, and then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Durness.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Durness — 1 night

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Durness Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness travel route site.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Durness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, approximately Carrbridge away. There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort George.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online route planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 6 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham), River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & St Martin's Church). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, and take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Liverpool trip maker website.

Getting from Inverness to Liverpool by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Liverpool when traveling from Inverness in July, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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