11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fort William
— 2 nights
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Inverness
— 1 night
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights

2
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then trek along Glencoe Lochan, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William vacation maker website.

Corby to Fort William is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then Head underground at Smoo Cave, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sango Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, then tee off at Durness Golf Club, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness planning tool.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Inverness Cathedral ©
Inverness Cathedral
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

3
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Highland Park Distillery, head outdoors with MV Valkyrie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally explore the activities along Scapa Flow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rennibister Earth House, take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kirkwall vacation planner.

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect nights in Kirkwall to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Stenness, Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Dean Village and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planner.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

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