17 days in Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
3
Laggan
— 1 night
4
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
5
Invermoriston
— 1 night
6
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
7
Inverness
— 4 nights

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and Farne Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Lady Waterford Hall (in Berwick upon Tweed), Bamburgh (Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh & St Aiden Beach) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip tool.

Denver, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, Farne Islands, Lindisfarne Priory
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Farne Islands ©
Farne Islands
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

2
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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 (Wed), admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, thentake in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial, thenappreciate the history behind Bronze Ford Model T, thencruise along Road to the Isles, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort William tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Laggan.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

1
night
Laggan

Laggan ©
Laggan is a village in Badenoch, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Laggan Locks and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Laggan trip site.

You can drive from Fort William to Laggan in an hour. In July in Laggan, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Laggan

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Dalwhinnie Distillery
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Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery
Laggan Locks ©
Laggan Locks

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain and then take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort Augustus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laggan to Fort Augustus takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fort Augustus are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Invermoriston.
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Suidhe Viewpoint ©
Suidhe Viewpoint
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain ©
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain

1
night
Invermoriston

Invermoriston ©
On the 31st (Sat), stop by Clog and Craft Shop and then admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Invermoriston online trip itinerary planner.

Invermoriston is just a short distance from Fort Augustus. In July, daytime highs in Invermoriston are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Invermoriston

Nature Shopping Parks
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Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls
Clog and Craft Shop ©
Clog and Craft Shop

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Change things up with a short trip to Glen Strathfarrar in Beauly (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, view the masterpieces at Kilmorack Gallery, and make a trip to Village Green.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit trip itinerary builder.

Drumnadrochit is just a short distance from Invermoriston. In August, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauly, Struy, Cannich
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Morlich and Fort George. And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Inverness Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary planning website.

Inverness is just a short distance from Drumnadrochit. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Loch Morlich
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Distillery Tours
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Fort George
Fort George

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