14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Falkirk
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Balloch
— 1 night
Drive
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Callander
— 1 night
Drive
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Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
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Culloden Moor
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
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Pitlochry
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Edinburgh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Falkirk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Falkirk

— 1 night
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle, then examine the collection at Titanic Honour and Glory Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Clackmannan Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Falkirk trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Falkirk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Falkirk can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Falkirk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Tall Ship Glenlee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Falkirk to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Balloch.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Balloch

— 1 night
On the 25th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Newark Castle, stroll through Loch Lomond Park Centre, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Balloch online trip maker.

Drive from Glasgow to Balloch in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Balloch can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Callander.

Things to do in Balloch

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Callander

— 1 night
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve and then trek along Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Callander itinerary planner.

Drive from Balloch to Callander in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Callander can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Callander

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Aberdeen

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Balmedie Beach, take a stroll through Footdee (Fittie), and then see majestic marine mammals with Aberdeen Harbour Tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aberdeen trip planner.

Getting from Callander to Aberdeen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Culloden Moor.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Culloden Moor

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Culloden Moor sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Culloden Moor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Culloden Moor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort George, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and then kick back and relax at Nairn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inverness trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Inverness is just a stone's throw from Culloden Moor. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Durness

— 1 night
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and then stroll through Sango Bay.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness day trip planning site.

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye day trip tool.

Getting from Durness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Pitlochry

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Pitlochry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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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.