14 days in Scotland Itinerary

14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Pitlochry
— 1 night
Fly
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to Newark

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Pitlochry

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, then make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pitlochry trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia, USA to Pitlochry is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Kirkwall, Mainland

— 2 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Skaill House, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then delve into the mystery of Ring of Brodgar, and finally contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, and finally get a dose of the wild on Orkney Uncovered.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kirkwall trip planning tool.

Fly from Pitlochry to Kirkwall in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Nairn Beach in Nairn, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, explore the activities along River Ness, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse, then steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bernera Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, and then step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stornoway trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inverness to Stornoway. In June in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, steep yourself in history at Dun Beag Broch, and then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye online visit planner.

Getting from Stornoway to Isle of Skye by journey takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort William

— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, then make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William road trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.