36 days in Scotland & The Netherlands Itinerary

36 days in Scotland & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Beauly, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kingussie, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 8 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Arthur's Seat. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (in Kippen), Balmore Golf Club (in Balmore) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, stroll through The Birks of Aberfeldy, and explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Edinburgh, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Fort William, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish) and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Glencoe Lochan, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and identify plant and animal life at Glencoe & Dalness.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Beauly.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Beauly, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. For shopping fun, head to Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition or Picaresque Books. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmorack Gallery and St Ninians Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Beauly: Black Water Falls (in Garve), Plodda Falls (in Tomich) and The Falls of Foyers (in Foyers). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Rogie Falls, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beauly journey maker site.

Drive from Fort William to Beauly in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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Durness, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Balnakeil Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Lotte Glob and Highland Stoneware, Baddidarrochfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop & Achmelvich Beach) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Sango Bay and kick back and relax at Durness Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip maker app.

You can drive from Beauly to Durness in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Durness are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kingussie.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Kingussie, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Visiting Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and Zipline will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Kingussie to Glenmore to see Cairngorm Reindeer Centre about 30 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, view the masterpieces at Fused and Light, and explore the activities along Loch an Eilein.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kingussie trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Durness to Kingussie takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kingussie are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kingussie

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 10 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Singel will get you outdoors. Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Grote Markt, &more), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and Delft (Agnetapark & The Hidden House of Madame de Berry). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kingussie to Amsterdam. Traveling from Kingussie to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.