14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 1 night
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort George, stroll through Nairn Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour planning site.

New York City, USA to Inverness is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Inverness is 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Inverness reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nairn, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Wee Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness online day trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Scourie Bay, Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and finally delve into the distant past at Skara Brae. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, get engrossed in the history at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, and finally head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness day trip planner.

You can travel from Durness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. In July in Stromness, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Brough Of Birsay, Broch of Gurness, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
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Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Trotternish Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of St. Columba's Isle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye day trip app.

Getting from Stromness to Isle of Skye by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker app.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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