15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Lerwick, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
6
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory ©
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Calgary Art in Nature, then stroll through Calgary Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mull Willow. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tobermory tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tobermory is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Tobermory. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Tobermory at 17°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Tobermory

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calgary Art in Nature, Mull Willow, Calgary Bay
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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Calgary Art in Nature ©
Calgary Art in Nature
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Calgary Bay ©
Calgary Bay

2
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church, and finally take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort William driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Tobermory to Fort William takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach, Glen Coe
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, and then gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Nairn Beach
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, then take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, take an in-depth tour of Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fernvalley Wildlife Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Kirkwall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Inverness in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Fernvalley Wildlife Centre, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum
Broch of Gurness ©
Broch of Gurness
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre ©
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre

1
night
Lerwick, Mainland

Lerwick ©
Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Croft House Museum, examine the collection at Shetland Museum and Archives, and then identify plant and animal life at Noss National Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the historical opulence of Scalloway Castle, then examine the collection at Scalloway Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Michaelswood.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lerwick trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kirkwall to Lerwick in 8.5 hours. In June in Lerwick, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Lerwick

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scalloway, Noss National Nature Reserve, Michaelswood
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
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Croft House Museum ©
Croft House Museum
Scalloway Museum ©
Scalloway Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Trotternish Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye online day trip planner .

You can drive from Lerwick to Isle of Skye in 16 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
On the 3rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museum nan Eilean, explore the ancient world of Callanish Stones, explore the ancient world of Callanish Standing Stones, then explore the historical opulence of Lews Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at An Lanntair Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dailbeag Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stornoway online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Stornoway with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
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Museum nan Eilean ©
Museum nan Eilean
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
An Lanntair Gallery ©
An Lanntair Gallery

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