12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ballachulish
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kinlochbervie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Stills Gallery. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Castle Tioram and Glenfinnan Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Step out of Ballachulish to go to Gorteneorn and see Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Glencoe Lochan, make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ballachulish day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ballachulish in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ballachulish are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Castle Tioram, Glenfinnan Church, The Three Sisters
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

1
night
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach and then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinlochbervie trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Ballachulish to Kinlochbervie in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kinlochbervie can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Grey Cairns of Camster, explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes, explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wick day trip planner .

Drive from Kinlochbervie to Wick in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Grey Cairns of Camster
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. November in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Urquhart Castle, Black Isle Brewery, Culloden Battlefield
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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