15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27 h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
4
Strathcarron
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  31 h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dovecot Studios and Diagon House. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, thentake in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, thenexplore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fort William online trip builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Isle of Skye Soap Company, take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, thengo for a walk through Dunvegan Two Churches Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip website.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Strathcarron.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Strathcarron

Strathcarron ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, make a trip to Plockton Harbour, thenlook for gifts at The Lochcarron Weavers Shop, and finally explore the historical opulence of Strome Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strathcarron trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Strathcarron with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Isle of Skye in November since evenings lows in Strathcarron dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Strathcarron

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lochcarron, Glen Torridon, Plockton Harbour
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Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
The Lochcarron Weavers Shop ©
The Lochcarron Weavers Shop
Strome Castle ©
Strome Castle

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Shop till you drop at Eastgate Shopping Centre and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Newtonmore (Ruthven Barracks & Highland Folk Museum) and General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus). And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Strathcarron to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Newtonmore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, thencontemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkwall trip planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Maeshowe, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

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