14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Inverness
— 1 night
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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): step into the grandiose world of Fort George, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle Viewpoint.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary tool .

New York City, USA to Inverness is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Inverness is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Inverness at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Sango Bay, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and finally delve into the distant past at Skara Brae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then take an in-depth tour of Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brough Of Birsay.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stromness online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Durness to Stromness takes 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. 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, Broch of Gurness, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
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Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Trotternish Art Gallery, contemplate the long history 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): take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stromness to Isle of Skye takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 61°F, while at night they dip 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
Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of 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: get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow 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
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Rosslyn Chapel and Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Scotland and Holyrood Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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