13 days in Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Dalwhinnie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ballindalloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Oldmeldrum
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Castle Campbell has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Campbell.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip website.

Edmonton, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Edinburgh. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dalwhinnie.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Castle Campbell
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

1
night
Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie ©
Dalwhinnie "Meeting Place" is a small village in the Scottish Highlands.LocationDalwhinnie sits at an altitude of 351 m. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dalwhinnie trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Dalwhinnie takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dalwhinnie are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Dalwhinnie

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strathmashie Forest, Grampian Mountains, Laggan Parish Church
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Grampian Mountains ©
Grampian Mountains
Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery
Laggan Parish Church ©
Laggan Parish Church

3
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilean Donan Castle and The Falls of Foyers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Augustus Abbey and St Ninians Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Augustus: Dog Falls (in Tomich), Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich) and Hillside Path (in Foyers). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, steep yourself in history at Well of the Seven Heads, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and head outdoors with General Wade’s Military Roads.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Augustus trip planning site.

Drive from Dalwhinnie to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ballindalloch.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Foyers, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, Well of the Seven Heads, Dog Falls
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The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

3
nights
Ballindalloch

Ballindalloch ©
Ballindalloch is a small village on the River Spey in Scotland.It is known for its whisky distilleries and for Ballindalloch Castle. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenlivet Distillery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Spynie Palace and Ballindalloch Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Grantown Golf Course and Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails. Explore Ballindalloch's surroundings by going to Maverston Golf Course (in Urquhart), Bow Fiddle Rock (in Portknockie) and Craigendarroch (in Ballater). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Glenfarclas Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery, and step into the grandiose world of Auchindoun Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballindalloch road trip website.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Ballindalloch takes 2 hours. September in Ballindalloch sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oldmeldrum.

Things to do in Ballindalloch

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Elgin, Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails, Bow Fiddle Rock, Auchindoun Castle, Grantown Golf Course
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Glenlivet Distillery ©
Glenlivet Distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery ©
Glenfarclas Distillery
Spynie Palace ©
Spynie Palace

2
nights
Oldmeldrum

Oldmeldrum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glen Garioch Distillery. On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newburgh Seals Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Glen Garioch Distillery, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church from Gardenstown, then explore the ancient world of Pitsligo Castle, and then enjoy the sea views from Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oldmeldrum trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ballindalloch to Oldmeldrum by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Oldmeldrum sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oldmeldrum

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fraserburgh, St John's Church from Gardenstown, Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve, Newburgh Seals Beach, RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve
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Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses ©
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Pitsligo Castle ©
Pitsligo Castle

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