12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Lochinver
— 2 nights
4
Beauly
— 1 night
5
Arisaig
— 1 night
6
Glencoe
— 2 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the exciting artwork at Stills Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip website.

Northampton to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Northampton in September, Edinburgh is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, thenkick back and relax at Rispond Beach, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Balnakeil Bay, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, and finally stroll through Durness Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Durness vacation planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Culag Woods, kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, thenmake a trip to Clachtoll Broch, and finally stroll through Achmelvich Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, thenstep into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bone Caves.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lochinver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Durness to Lochinver takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lochinver are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle, The Bone Caves
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Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

1
night
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Campbell's of Beauly, browse for treasures at Iain Marr Antiques, steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, thenrelax in the rural setting at Robertsons, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Beauly tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Beauly takes 2 hours. September in Beauly sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Beauly

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Black Isle Brewery
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Kilmorack Gallery ©
Kilmorack Gallery
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
Black Isle Brewery ©
Black Isle Brewery

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Land Sea and Islands Centre, thenhike along Circular Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Morar Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arisaig trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Beauly to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Arisaig are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mallaig
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Land Sea and Islands Centre ©
Land Sea and Islands Centre

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe. On your second day here, stroll through Lost Valley Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan, and then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arisaig to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Onich, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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