13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kinlochbervie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Maelrubha's Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and then play a few rounds at Traigh Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samalaman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), and then delve into the distant past at Castle Tioram.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arisaig trip website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Arisaig is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Arisaig to be a bit cooler, around 5°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cromarty.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castle Tioram, Samalaman Beach, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

2
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at The Cheese House, visit a coastal fixture at Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Tarbat Discovery Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Invergordon Golf Club, then examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Regulus.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cromarty online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arisaig to Cromarty takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cromarty can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Cromarty

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmahomack, Nigg Old Church, Invergordon Golf Club
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Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Tarbat Ness Lighthouse ©
Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
On the 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Old St Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Grey Cairns of Camster, then see the interesting displays at Laidhay Croft Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Hill O' Many Stanes.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wick online route maker .

Traveling by car from Cromarty to Wick takes 2.5 hours. April in Wick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Thurso, Grey Cairns of Camster, Dunnet Bay, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Laidhay Croft Museum
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Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster

3
nights
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Relax by the water at Sandwood Bay Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Venture out of the city with trips to Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver) and Durness (Balnakeil Beach & Mudness Ceramics). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kinlochbervie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Kinlochbervie takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kinlochbervie are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Achmelvich Beach, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take a memorable excursion with Escocia Turismo.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kinlochbervie to Edinburgh with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Escocia Turismo ©
Escocia Turismo
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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