16 days in Scotland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland Itinerary

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16 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ballachulish
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Struy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Aviemore
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to Scottish National War Memorial, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Edinburgh, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

3
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glencoe Lochan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballachulish: Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, and play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballachulish online trip planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Ballachulish in 3 hours. In August in Ballachulish, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Struy.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Loch Shiel
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

2
nights
Struy

Struy ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chisholm Graveyard, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn. Keep things going the next day: hike along Hillside Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farigaig Forest, and then go for a walk through St Ninians Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Struy road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ballachulish to Struy takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Struy can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Struy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ninians Church, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Hillside Path, Aigas Field Centre, Farigaig Forest
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
St Ninians Church ©
St Ninians Church

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. Relax by the water at Achmelvich Beach and Balnakeil Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village and shop like a local with Mudness Ceramics.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durness day trip site .

Getting from Struy to Durness by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Glenmore Forest Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at RSPB - Insh Marshes, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and kick back and relax at Loch Morlich.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Ruthven Barracks, Abernethy National Nature Reserve
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Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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