23 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Stromness, Mainland
— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grassmarket and Aquila. Head to Doodles and Robert Graham 1874 Whisky & Cigarsfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh vacation maker tool.

Sheffield to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 3 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ben Nevis and Fort Augustus Abbey. Visiting Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Loch Linnhe will get you outdoors. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Iceberg Glass in Fort Augustus--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, stop by The Granite House, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort William journey planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 4 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Escape the urban bustle at The Quiraing and Skye Adventure. Visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Duntulm Castle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach, stop by Skye Batiks, make a trip to Flora MacDonald's Grave, and see Go to St Kilda.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 4 nights

For shopping fun, head to Perfume Studio or The Lochcarron Weavers Shop. You'll get in some beach time at Morar Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kinlochewe to see Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve about 1h 10 min away.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durness.
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Durness — 4 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Smoo Cave and Sandwood Bay Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Achmelvich Beach and Sango Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch (in Lochinver). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Durness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Durness are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Stromness.
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Stromness, Mainland — 2 nights

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Brough Of Birsay and Scapa Flow. Do your shopping at Pier Arts Centre and Fursbreck Pottery. Step out of Stromness with an excursion to Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre in Burray Village--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs, take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Scapa the Orcadian.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stromness sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Stromness takes 4.5 hours. In June in Stromness, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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