24 days in Scotland Itinerary

24 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Fort William
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Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 8 nights
Fly

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Fort William

— 5 nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan) and Nc'nean Distillery (in Drimnin). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Samalaman Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cille Choirill Church, and cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder site.

Chapeco, Brazil to Fort William is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kylesku (Maryck Memories of Childhood & Kylesku Bridge), Bettyhill (Farr Beach, Farr Stone, &more) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Durness Deep Time, view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durness online itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Durness by car takes about 4 hours. January in Durness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Aviemore

— 5 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Aviemore side-trips: Suidhe Viewpoint (in Fort Augustus) and Ardverikie Estate (in Newtonmore). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, take some stellar pictures from An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), stroll through Cairngorm Mountain, and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aviemore online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Aviemore are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Edinburgh

— 8 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 25:

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.