15 days in Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  8​h
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Mallaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Budapest

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness vacation maker app .

Budapest, Hungary to Inverness is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest to Inverness, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Embo Beach, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Beauly Priory, Urquhart Castle
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Balnakeil Craft Village and Lotte Glob. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Polin Beach) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach and stroll through Sango Bay.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness sightseeing planner.

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Clachtoll Beach Campsite, then step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lochinver tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Mallaig.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

2
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, cruise along Morar Beach, then stop by Haggard Alley, and finally contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mallaig trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Mallaig takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Camusdarach Beach, Eilean Donan Castle, Castle Tioram, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cille Choirill Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mallaig to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Cille Choirill Church, Glen Etive
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. Visit Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Stirling Castle in Stirling, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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