22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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22 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Wick
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Fort William

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William sightseeing planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Fort William is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Fort William. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Morar Beach, Glen Etive, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Camusdarach Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inverness holiday planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Cairngorms National Park, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie) and Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch tour website .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Gairloch takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Poolewe, Plockton Harbour, Red Point Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Eilean Donan Castle
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Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Lochinver (Clachtoll Broch, Achmelvich Beach, & more) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, trek along Ullapool Hill, and hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ullapool road trip app .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lochinver, Loch Assynt
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Loch Assynt ©
Loch Assynt

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, get curious at Durness Deep Time, and view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary website .

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

3
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Wick: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Brora Beach (in Brora) and River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wick trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

John O'Groats, Thurso, River Helmsdale, Brora Beach, Seadrift Visitor Centre
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get great views at Calton Hill.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Wick to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wick in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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