15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 2 nights
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Thurso
— 2 nights
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Aigas Field Centre in Beauly, approximately Beauly away. And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, make a trip to Clava Cairns, explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, and stroll around Ness Islands.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary maker.

Chattanooga, USA to Inverness is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, expect Inverness to be cooler, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Wildwoodz, Cairngorms National Park, Aigas Field Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, then view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

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Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then get great views at Duncansby Head, then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and finally take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Thurso attractions planning site.

You can drive from Durness to Thurso in 2 hours. In July in Thurso, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Wick, Duncansby Head, Dunnet Bay Distillery
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort William road trip tool.

Drive from Thurso to Fort William in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Ice Factor, West Highland Way, Morar Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Walking tours

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