21 days in Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Invermoriston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Mallaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and then kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market, thentrek along Lael Forest Walks, thenstroll through The Bone Caves, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool online travel route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ullapool is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Ullapool to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balnakeil Beach and Sango Bay. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village and look for gifts at Mudness Ceramics.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Morlich and TreeZone Aviemore. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, and delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. July in Aviemore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Invermoriston.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Abernethy National Nature Reserve, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Invermoriston

Invermoriston ©
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Farigaig Forest, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Invermoriston road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Invermoriston takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Invermoriston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mallaig.

Things to do in Invermoriston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Farigaig Forest, The Falls of Foyers
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve

2
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, cruise along Morar Beach, and then hike along Circular Walk. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Loch Morar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mallaig trip builder app.

Drive from Invermoriston to Mallaig in 2 hours. When traveling from Invermoriston in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mallaig, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Camusdarach Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

2
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Glencoe Lochan, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glencoe Village tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mallaig to Glencoe Village in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online day trip planner.

You can drive from Glencoe Village to Edinburgh in 3 hours. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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