16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary planner

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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey website.

Kayseri, Turkey to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Kayseri in September, plan for colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get outside with Northern Meeting Park, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sango Bay, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durness route planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Durness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, and then appreciate the history behind The Morar Cross.

Make your Kyle of Lochalsh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Fort William

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort William day trip tool.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then stroll through Strathblane Falconry.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Glasgow sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.