17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
3
Gairloch
— 2 nights
4
Lochinver
— 3 nights
5
Durness
— 2 nights
6
Inverness
— 3 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get great views at Calton Hill, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday builder website.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven), Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, stroll around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planning website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

North Ballachulish, The Commando Museum, Glencoe Lochan, Ratagan to Glenelg, Ice Factor
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

2
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, and finally look for gifts at Treasure Chest. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, thenmake a trip to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch day trip planning website.

Drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. December in Gairloch sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, Red Point Beach, Beinn Alligin, Glen Torridon, Mellon Udrigle Beach
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Treasure Chest ©
Treasure Chest
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition

3
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Lochinver side-trips: Kylesku (Kylesku Bridge & Maryck Memories of Childhood), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Ullapool (Made in Ullapool & Ullapool Museum). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch, pause for some serene contemplation at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and enjoy the sea views from Stoer Lighthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gairloch to Lochinver by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Lochinver sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kylesku, Scourie Bay, Stoer Lighthouse, Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt
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Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Made in Ullapool ©
Made in Ullapool
Clachtoll Broch ©
Clachtoll Broch

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Polin Beach and then engage your brain at Durness Deep Time. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, stop by Mudness Ceramics, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, thenbrowse the exhibits of Lotte Glob, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Deep Time ©
Durness Deep Time
Cairn House Gallery ©
Cairn House Gallery

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nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Cromarty Courthouse (in Cromarty), Nairn (Dulsie Bridge, Nairn Leisure Centre, &more) and Beauly (Aigas Field Centre & Kilmorack Gallery). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Nairn Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Inverness are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn, Aviemore, Beauly, Cromarty Courthouse, Wildwoodz
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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