22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 6 nights
2
Thurso
— 2 nights
3
Durness
— 3 nights
4
Lochinver
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh
— 7 nights

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Aigas Field Centre and Dornoch Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Castle Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness visit planner.

Berlin, Germany to Inverness is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Cromarty, Nairn, Beauly, Eilean Donan Castle
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

2
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse, thenget engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thurso travel route builder tool.

Drive from Inverness to Thurso in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wick, Dunnet Bay, Canisbay Parish Church, Holburn Head Lighthouse
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Head to Lotte Glob and Mudness Ceramicsfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Durness Beach and Sango Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, Head underground at Smoo Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip planner.

Getting from Thurso to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Durness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Head to RhueArt and Achins Bookshopfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve) and Ullapool (Corrieshalloch Gorge, Ullapool Hill, &more). There's more to do: trek along Culag Woods.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver road trip planning site.

You can drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Achins Bookshop, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Urbane Art Gallery capture your imagination. Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online travel route planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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