20 days in Scotland Itinerary

20 days in Scotland Itinerary

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20 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Edinburgh. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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: Morar Beach (in Morar), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Morar Beach, Glen Etive, Camusdarach Beach, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, and then head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gairloch day trip app .

You can drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gairloch are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Inverewe Garden, Red Point Beach
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Lochinver (Clachtoll Broch, Achmelvich Beach, & more) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market, explore the activities along The Minch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ullapool online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gairloch to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lochinver, Loch Assynt
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Loch Assynt ©
Loch Assynt

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, and stroll through Sango Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. In June in Durness, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get great views at Duncansby Head, relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps, get great views at Dunnet Head, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Melvich Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Wick trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Durness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. In June in Wick, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

John O'Groats, Whaligoe Steps, Dunnet Head, Melvich Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Aigas Field Centre, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Speed Boats Tours

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