16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
2
Wick
— 2 nights
3
Golspie
— 1 night
4
Drumnadrochit
— 3 nights
5
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Visit Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Glasgow School of Art). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planning tool.

Denver, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Edinburgh to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, thentake an in-depth tour of Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Laidhay Croft Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Clan Gunn Museum, thenmake a trip to Grey Cairns of Camster, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Wick takes 5.5 hours. August in Wick sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Wick

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Canisbay Parish Church, Clan Gunn Museum, Grey Cairns of Camster, Laidhay Croft Museum
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster

1
night
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Big Burn Walk, thenstep into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Duke of Sutherland Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Golspie tour website.

You can drive from Wick to Golspie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Golspie

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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk

3
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Shop till you drop at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Kilmorack Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Loch Ness Gallery and Urquhart Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Drumnadrochit: Fort Augustus War Memorial (in Fort Augustus) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, don't miss a visit to Chisholm Graveyard, admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Drumnadrochit takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Beauly, Chisholm Graveyard
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Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, thenlook for gifts at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, thencontemplate the long history of Strome Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh online vacation planner.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Strome Castle, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, The Morar Cross, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop

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