23 days in Scotland Itinerary

23 days in Scotland Itinerary

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23 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kinlochbervie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ballachulish
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Foyers
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St Peter's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Castle and Gardens of Mey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Laidhay Croft Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Clan Gunn Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Grey Cairns of Camster.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wick trip itinerary website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Wick is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Wick, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Wick to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Laidhay Croft Museum, Clan Gunn Museum, Grey Cairns of Camster
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster

1
night
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kinlochbervie journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Wick to Kinlochbervie takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kinlochbervie can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail and Walking and Wildlife Adventures will get you outdoors. Ardvreck Castle and RhueArt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool) and Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve). The adventure continues: trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, examine the collection at Gairloch Heritage Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gairloch vacation planner.

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Gairloch in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gairloch are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kinlochewe, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
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Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

1
night
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Glomach, then take in the exciting artwork at Carron Pottery, and finally go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Gairloch to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Carron Pottery
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Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Carron Pottery ©
Carron Pottery

3
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, pause for some photo ops at The Glencoe Massacre Monument, trek along Devil's Staircase, and take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballachulish online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Ballachulish takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ballachulish are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foyers.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Foyers

Foyers ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hike along Hillside Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farigaig Forest, and then explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Keep things going the next day: trek along Loch Affric Circular Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Foyers attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ballachulish to Foyers takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Farigaig Forest
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get a sense of the local culture at Highland Folk Museum and The Old Packhorse Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Glenmore Forest Park and Thunder in the glens. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Cairngorms National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, get outside with Aviemore Ospreys, and identify plant and animal life at Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aviemore trip maker website .

You can drive from Foyers to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Cairngorms National Park, Highland Folk Museum
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle. Get some historical perspective at Calton Hill and Edinburgh Old Town. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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