7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Stornoway, Bus to Isle of Lewis
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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
— 1 night
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Taxi to Tarbert, Ferry to Uig Pier, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Bunessan, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
Drive
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Stromness, Mainland
— 1 day
Fly
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Inverness
— 1 night
Fly

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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

— 1 night
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, kick back and relax at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, and finally steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Lewis trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Isle of Lewis is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Berlin to Isle of Lewis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at RHA Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip planner.

Getting from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Fort William

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bunessan.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Bunessan, Isle of Mull

— 1 night
Bunessan is a small village on the Ross of Mull in the south-west of the island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. You've now added Walk Mull to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walk Mull, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Findhorn Foundation, Erraid, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Knockvologan Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bunessan attractions planner.

Drive from Fort William to Bunessan in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bunessan can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Bunessan

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Stromness, Mainland

— 1 day
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stromness trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bunessan to Stromness takes 9.5 hours. September in Stromness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

You can fly from Stromness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Isle of Mull travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Distilleries · Specialty Museums