13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Fort William
— 2 nights
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— 4 nights


Inverness — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of Inverness to go to Carrbridge and see Landmark Forest Adventure Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inverness sightseeing planning site.

Philadelphia, USA to Inverness is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Inverness is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Inverness at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wick.
Theme Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Wick — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, and finally step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wick online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Wick are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip tool.

Drive from Wick to Kyle of Lochalsh in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Fort William — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William sightseeing site.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 17th (Mon), bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Scotland travel guide

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.