16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Prague

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort George. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein and then delve into the lush surroundings at Rothiemurchus.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Inverness online driving holiday planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Inverness is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Cawdor Castle
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rothiemurchus ©
Rothiemurchus
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

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. On the 24th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip app .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tobermory.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory ©
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Calgary Bay. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Staffa. Step out of Tobermory with an excursion to Mull Willow in Ardtun--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Eas Fors.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tobermory attractions planning site .

Drive from Fort William to Tobermory in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Tobermory

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Isle of Mull, Mull Willow
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Staffa ©
Staffa
Calgary Bay ©
Calgary Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Skye Adventure and Kilt Rock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to A.C.E Target Sports and Dun Beag Broch. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Neist Point, admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tobermory to Isle of Skye in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
On the 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Dalmore Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then delve into the distant past at Callanish Stones, and finally delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle, then stop by Hebridean Soap Company, and then kick back and relax at Uig Sands.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stornoway trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Stornoway takes 4 hours. July in Stornoway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse, Hebridean Soap Company
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Uig Sands ©
Uig Sands
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village

3
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then make a trip to Ness of Brodgar, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and finally delve into the distant past at Maeshowe. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Fernvalley Wildlife Centre, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, and finally steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkwall tour itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Kirkwall. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Fernvalley Wildlife Centre, Brough Of Birsay, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Bishop & Earls Palace ©
Bishop & Earls Palace
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Brough Of Birsay ©
Brough Of Birsay

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