15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Glen Coe (in Glencoe), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Durness road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.