18 days in Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tamworth
Drive:  5 h
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Dalwhinnie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fortrose
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
John O'Groats
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Stirling
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Tamworth

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Paul's Church, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

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Tamworth to Edinburgh is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dalwhinnie.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie ©
Dalwhinnie "Meeting Place" is a small village in the Scottish Highlands.LocationDalwhinnie sits at an altitude of 351 m. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Dalwhinnie Distillery and then see the interesting displays at Clan Macpherson Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dalwhinnie trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Dalwhinnie takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fortrose.

Things to do in Dalwhinnie

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Clan Macpherson Museum
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Clan Macpherson Museum ©
Clan Macpherson Museum
Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery

1
night
Fortrose

Fortrose ©
Fortrose is a town and former burgh in the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), steep yourself in history at Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and finally don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fortrose visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dalwhinnie to Fortrose takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fortrose are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Fortrose

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inverness, Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . On the 22nd (Fri), look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, then tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Brora Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Golspie trip planning app.

You can drive from Fortrose to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Golspie are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Brora Beach
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Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Dornoch Cathedral ©
Dornoch Cathedral

1
night
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, get great views at Duncansby Head, and then learn more about the world around you at Seadrift Visitor Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our John O'Groats driving holiday planner.

Getting from Golspie to John O'Groats by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stromness.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Museums

Side Trip

Seadrift Visitor Centre
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Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, then take an unorthodox tour of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Ness of Brodgar, get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, then admire the striking features of Skaill House, and finally make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stromness road trip planning site.

You can drive from John O'Groats to Stromness in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Broch of Gurness, Barony Mill
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Yesnaby Cliffs ©
Yesnaby Cliffs
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach and then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

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Getting from Stromness to Durness by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Oldshoremore Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn something new at An Talla Solais, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, then look for gifts at Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, and finally kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Loch Assynt, explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool trip builder tool.

Drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. March in Ullapool sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve ©

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 31st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Glen Coe, Commando Monument
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
nights
Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Mar's Wark. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, then don't miss a visit to King's Seat Hill, and then admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Stirling trip maker website.

Drive from Fort William to Stirling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Stirling are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falkirk Wheel, Dunblane Cathedral, King's Seat Hill, Scone Palace
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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