25 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 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, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inverness are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wick.
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Wick — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Clan Gunn Museum. On the next day, kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wick trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kinlochbervie.
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Kinlochbervie — 2 nights

Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then stop by Mudness Ceramics, and then get curious at Durness Deep Time. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kinlochbervie online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wick to Kinlochbervie in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kinlochbervie are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 3 nights

Explore Kyle of Lochalsh's surroundings by going to Gairloch (Treasure Chest, Gairloch Sitooterie, &more), Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig) and Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Kyle of Lochalsh in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 4 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: Seafari Adventures (in Ellenabeich), Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort William visit planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Step out of Glasgow to go to Balmaha and see Conic Hill, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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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