11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Beauly
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, and then appreciate the views at Glencoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Ice Factor, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and finally make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ballachulish trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Ballachulish is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Ballachulish, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get a bit cooler in Ballachulish: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glen Etive, Ice Factor, Inchree Waterfalls, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

2
nights
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and then admire all the interesting features of Robertsons. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beauly day trip planner .

You can drive from Ballachulish to Beauly in 2 hours. November in Beauly sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Munlochy, The Falls of Foyers, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Castle and Gardens of Mey, then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Caithness Seacoast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, then make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage, and finally enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wick travel tool .

You can drive from Beauly to Wick in 2.5 hours. November in Wick sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Wick

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunnet, Duncansby Head, Dunnet Bay, The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Holburn Head Lighthouse
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast ©
Caithness Seacoast

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Wick to Edinburgh by car takes about 5.5 hours. November in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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