22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Fort William

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

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

Dusseldorf, Germany to Fort William is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Inverness

— 3 nights

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: Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness journey builder site.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Gairloch

— 3 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron), Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, stroll through Red Point Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch online route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Ullapool

— 3 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Loch Assynt (in Lairg) and Lochinver (Clachtoll Broch, Achmelvich Beach, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Lael Forest Walks, look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Minch.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In June in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, stroll through Sango Bay, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Durness route app.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Wick

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale), Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats) and Brora Beach (in Brora). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, get great views at Dunnet Head, experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wick tour planner.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Wick to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Wick in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

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.