13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Craiova
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Craiova

2
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Take a break from the city and head to Glen Etive and Glen Coe. Go for a jaunt from Glencoe Village to Glenbeg to see Ardnamurchan Distillery about 1h 20 min away.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village online tour planner .

Craiova, Romania to Glencoe Village is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Craiova to Glencoe Village, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Craiova in July: highs in Glencoe Village hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glen Coe, Ardnamurchan Distillery
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Morar Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel route planning app .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe Village. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Morar Beach, Fort Augustus Abbey
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Cawdor Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Dornoch Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Coast Candle Co. (in Dornoch) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel route builder .

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dornoch, Cawdor Castle, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sango Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Scottish National War Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online tour planner .

Getting from Durness to Edinburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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