20 days in Scotland Itinerary

20 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Cromarty
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Wick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Edinburgh
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Cromarty: Munlochy (Wildwoodz & Clootie Well), Fyrish Monument (in Evanton) and Saltburn Woodland Walk (in Invergordon).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cromarty online attractions planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Cromarty is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Cromarty due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Cromarty to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Cromarty

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Munlochy, Rosemarkie, Fortrose, Fyrish Monument, Saltburn Woodland Walk
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Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage ©
Groam House Museum ©
Groam House Museum
Fyrish Monument ©
Fyrish Monument

3
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wick: Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust (in Thurso), Melvich Beach (in Melvich) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Farr Beach, make a trip to Whaligoe Steps, and explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wick holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cromarty to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, Seadrift Visitor Centre, Melvich Beach, Duncansby Head
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Strathnaver Museum ©
Strathnaver Museum

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Bay, make a trip to Clachtoll Broch, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

Find out how to plan Durness trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Kylesku Bridge, Ardvreck Castle, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

8
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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