14 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Train to Glasgow, Cathedral Street, Fly to Exeter


Drumnadrochit — 2 nights

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Take a break from the city and head to Plodda Falls and General Wade’s Military Roads. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glen Strathfarrar and Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Change things up with these side-trips from Drumnadrochit: Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Dog Falls (in Tomich). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and admire the landmark architecture of Fort Augustus War Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit day trip planner.

Exeter to Drumnadrochit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mallaig.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Mallaig — 3 nights

Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. You'll get in some beach time at Morar Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Visiting Minch Adventures and Traigh Beach will get you outdoors. When in Mallaig, make a side trip to see Samalaman Beach in Glenuig, approximately Glenuig away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Loch Morar, hike along Circular Walk, see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maelrubha's Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mallaig road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Mallaig takes 2.5 hours. In April in Mallaig, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Fort William — 4 nights

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. Get some historical perspective at Saint Andrew's Church and Road to the Isles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Highland Way and Inchree Waterfalls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Ballachulish (Buachaille Etive Mor & Glencoe Mountain) and Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail (in Glenfinnan). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Glencoe Lochan, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Mallaig to Fort William in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oban.
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Oban — 4 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Conan’s Kirk and Castle Stalker. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carnasserie Castle and Dunadd Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Oban: Kilmartin (Kilmartin Church and Graveyard & Kilmartin Glen). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, trek along Pulpit Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oban trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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.