16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Glencoe
— 3 nights
3
Arisaig
— 1 night
4
Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
5
Durness
— 2 nights
6
Wick
— 2 nights
7
Aviemore
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Edinburgh is slightly colder than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and trek along Lost Valley Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glencoe road trip planning tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glencoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arisaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Land Sea and Islands Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arisaig road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Arisaig takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Arisaig

Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Land Sea and Islands Centre ©
Land Sea and Islands Centre

2
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, make a trip to Village Green, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then experience rural life at Robertsons, and finally take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, then admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, then explore the activities along River Foyers, and finally admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Arisaig to Fort Augustus takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Foyers, Beauly, Village Green, Invermoriston Falls
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Rispond Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durness tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Durness takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Clan Gunn Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wick trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

John O'Groats, Whaligoe Steps, Clan Gunn Museum
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with a short trip to Ardverikie Estate in Newtonmore (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and sample the fine beverages at Speyside Distillery.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Aviemore online vacation planner.

Drive from Wick to Aviemore in 3 hours. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Speyside Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports
River Rafting & Tubing
Aviemore Ospreys ©
Aviemore Ospreys

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