15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added City Sightseeing Edinburgh to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In June, Edinburgh is much colder than Washington DC - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Morar Beach (in Morar). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, and trek along West Highland Way.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fort William road trip app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Ullapool

— 2 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, trek along The Bone Caves, and then kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lael Forest Walks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ullapool online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Ullapool takes 3 hours. June in Ullapool sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay and then head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

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You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Aviemore

— 3 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for winter sports, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, pause for some photo ops at Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aviemore road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. June in Aviemore sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

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.