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
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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). There's lots more to do: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Samalaman Beach, enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cille Choirill Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William online itinerary planner.

Chapeco, Brazil to Fort William is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chapeco to Fort William. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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: Bettyhill (Farr Beach, Farr Stone, &more), Kylesku (Maryck Memories of Childhood & Kylesku Bridge) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Stack, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, and shop like a local with Mudness Ceramics.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durness tour planning site.

You can drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ardverikie Estate (in Kinlochlaggan) and Suidhe Viewpoint (in Fort Augustus). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Carrbridge Artisans Craft Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich.

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 · Winter Sports · 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. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off 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.