25 days in Scotland Itinerary

25 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online journey planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Edinburgh is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bratislava in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Inverness — 5 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: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wick.
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Wick — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Brora Beach (in Brora), River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, and get a new perspective on nature at Seadrift Visitor Centre.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Wick online trip builder.

You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durness.
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, stroll through Rispond Beach, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wick to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plockton.
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Plockton — 1 night

On the 18th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Plockton trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Durness to Plockton in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Plockton are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William driving holiday site.

You can drive from Plockton to Fort William in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Argyll Adventure - Inveraray (in Inveraray), Wreckspeditions (in Dunoon) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glasgow itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel 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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