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 Morar Beach (in Morar), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

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-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.
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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.
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron), Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Laide) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, add some adventure to your tour with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gairloch trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.
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Ullapool — 3 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to Loch Assynt (in Lairg) and Lochinver (Clachtoll Broch, Achmelvich Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Lael Forest Walks, get a taste of local nightlife at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market, and identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durness.
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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: 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, 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.
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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 Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Brora Beach (in Brora) and River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, get great views at Dunnet Head, contemplate the long history of Grey Cairns of Camster, and take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wick route planner.

Getting from Durness to Wick by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Wick sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, 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 fly back home.
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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.
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