11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel route planner
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Aviemore
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and The Royal Mile. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

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

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durness.
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Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Oldshoremore Beach and Sango Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Clachtoll Broch) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Durness online trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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Aviemore — 2 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Aviemore Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then tee off at Carrbridge Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aviemore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. August in Aviemore sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
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