15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Palermo, Sicily
Fly:  9​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Palermo, Sicily

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planning website .

Palermo, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then identify plant and animal life at Glencoe Lochan, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Loch Shiel. On your second day here, tee off at Fort Augustus Golf Club, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, and then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William visit planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Lochan, Commando Monument, Glen Coe, Fort Augustus Golf Club, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Roy National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Roy National Nature Reserve

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, then contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay, then admire the striking features of Hermit's Castle, and finally hike along Culag Woods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig, explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay, and then make a trip to Clachtoll Broch.

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You can drive from Fort William to Lochinver in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Achnahaird Bay, Falls of Kirkaig
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Achnahaird Bay ©
Achnahaird Bay
Achmelvich Bay ©
Achmelvich Bay
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from Gairloch with a short trip to Coire Mhic Fhearchair in Torridon, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gairloch online trip builder .

You can drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
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Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Tollie Red Kites (in Dingwall), Blackmuir Woods (in Strathpeffer) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along River Foyers, identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, head outdoors with Aviemore Ospreys, and relax in the rural setting at Robertsons.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Inverness in 2 hours. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Tollie Red Kites, Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, River Foyers
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh

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