12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights

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Aviemore

— 3 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat of Garten Community Garden and then play a few rounds at Boat of Garten Golf Club.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore trip itinerary maker.

Inverness to Aviemore is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Aviemore are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

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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 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and then take a memorable drive along Road to the Isles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Aviemore to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Isle of Skye

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plockton Seal Trips and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Take a break from the city and head to Talisker Beach and Loch Coruisk. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Inverness on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Castle Stuart Golf Links. Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Beauly Priory. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, savor the flavors at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and get outside with Northern Meeting Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

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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.