22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fort William
— 3 nights
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
4
Ullapool
— 3 nights
5
Durness
— 3 nights
6
Wick
— 3 nights
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Morar Beach (in Morar), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort William attractions tool.

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 difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Fort William is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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). 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

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Aigas Field Centre
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park

3
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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. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, and learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gairloch tour planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poolewe, Plockton Harbour, Eilean Donan Castle, Red Point Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden

3
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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
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

Side Trips

Lochinver, Loch Assynt
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum ©
Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill

3
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Durness

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

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

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

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Wick

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale) 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 · Nature

Side Trips

John O'Groats, Thurso, River Helmsdale, Grey Cairns of Camster, Seadrift Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
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
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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