26 days in Scotland Itinerary

26 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aviemore
— 2 nights
2
Dornoch
— 2 nights
3
Wick
— 2 nights
4
Durness
— 3 nights
5
Ullapool
— 3 nights
6
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
7
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
8
Glencoe
— 3 nights
9
Edinburgh
— 4 nights

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 1st (Wed), take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Aviemore is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Aviemore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Aviemore at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Aviemore

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardverikie Estate, Cairngorms National Park
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Boat of Garten Golf Club ©
Boat of Garten Golf Club
Ardverikie Estate ©
Ardverikie Estate

2
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cromarty Courthouse, examine the collection at Tain Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dornoch Beach. On your second day here, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Tarbat Discovery Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Carnegie Whisky Cellars.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dornoch journey builder tool.

Getting from Aviemore to Dornoch by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Dornoch sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Dornoch

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Cromarty Courthouse, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Tain Museum
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
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Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, thenget a new perspective on nature at Seadrift Visitor Centre, and finally get great views at Duncansby Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Dunbeath Castle Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Clan Gunn Museum, thentake a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wick itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dornoch to Wick takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunnet, Dunnet Bay, Duncansby Head, Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, Clan Gunn Museum
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). The adventure continues: stroll through Sango Bay, view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and kick back and relax at Rispond Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wick to Durness takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durness are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Sandwood Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Step out of Ullapool to go to Lochinver and see Culag Woods, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Ullapool Museum, and tee off at Ullapool Golf Club.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ullapool trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ullapool are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Culag Woods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

3
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyle of Lochalsh: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip planning app.

You can drive from Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Strathcarron, The Morar Cross, Strome Castle, Ratagan to Glenelg, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

3
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Augustus side-trips: Drumnadrochit (Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, St Ninians Church, &more), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Loch Ness, stop by Iceberg Glass, stroll through Farigaig Forest, and cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Augustus itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aigas Field Centre, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Loch Ness, Farigaig Forest
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

3
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, stroll through Devil's Staircase, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe vacation planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Loch Linnhe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, West Highland Way
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
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 the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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