12 - 14 days in Scotland


If you are planning an itinerary for 2 weeks in Scotland , you have lots of options.

14 days gives you enough time to consider exploring Scotland’s more remote corners.

You could even manage our Grand Tour of Scotland route that goes all the way from the Scottish Border country to the extreme north coast.

Alternatively, with 14 days in Scotland you can plan a relaxed pace of itinerary and stay 2 - 3 nights in each location.

Our range of 12 - 14 day itineraries lets you choose between using your 2 weeks to travel as much as possible, or to focus on doing day trips from a few touring bases where you stay 2 or more nights.

12 - 14 Day Tours from Edinburgh


Best of Scotland East to West

This itinerary includes lots of day trip options to let you adapt the tour to your schedule and interests. A highlight of the Best of Scotland is a stopover in Gairloch in the North West Highlands. The scenery around Gairloch is stunning and we rate it as one of our favourite places. For 14 days in Scotland, we suggest a schedule such as below.  >>> READ MORE

Map for 2 weeks in Scotland using the Best of Scotland itinerary

  • Day 1 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 2 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 3 - Edinburgh to Cairngorms
  • Day 4 - Day trips from Cairngorms
  • Day 5 - Day trips from Cairngorms
  • Day 6 - Cairngorms to Gairloch
  • Day 7 - Day trips from Gairloch
  • Day 8 - Gairloch to Skye
  • Day 9 - Tour Skye
  • Day 10 - Tour Skye
  • Day 11 - Skye to Fort William / Glencoe
  • Day 12 - Day trips from Fort William
  • Day 13 - Day trips from Fort William
  • Day 14 - Fort William to Glasgow / Edinburgh

 

Scenic Flexi East to West

The Scenic Flexi tour plan caters for people who want to see a lot of Scotland, but also like the idea of staying 2 - 3 nights in each location. The tour is called “Flexi” as we provide lots of day trip options around Edinburgh, Inverness, Skye and Oban. So you can choose which day trips suit your interests best. An itinerary for 12 days could be scheduled as below.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 12 days in Scotland using Scenic Flexi Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 2 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 3 - Edinburgh to Inverness
  • Day 4 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 5 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 6 - Inverness to Skye
  • Day 7 - Tour Skye
  • Day 8 - Tour Skye
  • Day 9 - Skye to Oban
  • Day 10 - Day trips from Oban
  • Day 11 - Day trips from Oban
  • Day 12 - Oban to Glasgow / Edinburgh

 

Scottish Treasures

We created this tour plan specifically for the first time visitor looking to do all the “must see” Scottish places. If doing this Scotland itinerary in 12 days, you can take advantage of the several day trip options we provide around Edinburgh and Skye. This tour works as a 12 day itinerary if scheduled as below.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 12 days in Scotland using Scottish Treasures Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 2 - Explore Edinburgh 
  • Day 3 - Edinburgh to Stirling / Trossachs
  • Day 4 - Stirling to St Andrews 
  • Day 5 - St Andrews to Pitlochry
  • Day 6 - Pitlochry to Royal Deeside
  • Day 7 - Royal Deeside to Speyside
  • Day 8 - Speyside to Inverness
  • Day 9 - Inverness to Skye
  • Day 10 - Tour Skye
  • Day 11 - Skye to Oban
  • Day 12 - Oban to Glasgow / Edinburgh

 

Grand Scenic Tour

This is a comprehensive itinerary for a 14 day tour of Scotland’s scenic highlights. You could drive the route in less than 2 weeks, but we recommend that you pace the trip with some 2 night stays and have provided a choice of day trips around Edinburgh, Inverness, Skye and Oban. To pace as an itinerary for 2 weeks in Scotland we suggest the following schedule.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 14 days in Scotland using Grand Scenic Tour itinerary

  • Day 1 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 2 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 3 - Edinburgh to St Andrews
  • Day 4 - St Andrews to Royal Deeside
  • Day 5 - Royal Deeside to Speyside
  • Day 6 - Speyside to Inverness
  • Day 7 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 8 - Inverness to Ullapool
  • Day 9 - Ullapool to Skye
  • Day 10 - Tour Skye
  • Day 11 - Skye to Oban
  • Day 12 - Day trips from Oban
  • Day 13 - Oban to Inveraray
  • Day 14 - Inveraray to Glasgow / Edinburgh

 

Grand Tour of Scotland - Borders to Orkney

Our Grand Tour of Scotland route takes you from the bottom to the top of the country. This tour takes in the full diversity of Scotland’s landscapes with a route that stretches from the fertile fields and rolling hills of the Borders all the way up to the windswept islands of Orkney. It’s a lot of driving, but you can do this Grand Tour of Scotland route in 14 days if you schedule it as follows:   >>> READ MORE

Map for 14 days in Scotland using Grand Tour Borders to Orkney itinerary

  • Day 1 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 2 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 3 - Edinburgh to The Borders (Melrose / Jedburgh)
  • Day 4 - The Borders to Oban
  • Day 5 - Oban to Skye
  • Day 6 - Tour Skye
  • Day 7 - Skye to Gairloch
  • Day 8 - Gairloch to Ullapool
  • Day 9 - Ullapool to Thurso
  • Day 10 - Day trip to Orkney
  • Day 11 - Thurso to Inverness
  • Day 12 - Inverness to Royal Deeside
  • Day 13 - Royal Deeside to Stirling
  • Day 14 - Stirling to Edinburgh / Glasgow

 

12 - 14 Day Tours from Glasgow


Best of Scotland West to East

This itinerary includes lots of day trip options to let you adapt the tour to your schedule and interests. We call it the Best of Scotland as it features lots of our favourite places in Scotland. For 14 days in Scotland, we’d suggest a schedule as shown below.  >>> READ MORE

Map for 14 days in Scotland using Best of Scotland itinerary from Glasgow

  • Day 1 - Glasgow to Fort William
  • Day 2 - Day trips from Fort William
  • Day 3 - Day trips from Fort William
  • Day 4 - Fort William to Skye
  • Day 5 - Tour Skye
  • Day 6 - Tour Skye
  • Day 7 - Skye to Gairloch
  • Day 8 - Day trips from Gairloch
  • Day 9 - Gairloch to Cairngorms
  • Day 10 - Day trips from Cairngorms
  • Day 11 - Day trips from Cairngorms
  • Day 12 - Cairngorms to Edinburgh
  • Day 13 - Discover Edinburgh
  • Day 14 - Discover Edinburgh

 

Scenic Flexi West to East

The Scenic Flexi tour plan caters for people who want to see a lot of Scotland, but also like the idea of staying 2 - 3 nights in each location. The tour is called “Flexi” as we provide lots of day trip options around Oban, Skye, Inverness and Edinburgh. So you can choose which day trips suit your interests best. An itinerary for 12 days could be paced as below.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 12 days in Scotland using Scenic Flexi Itinerary from Glasgow

  • Day 1 - Glasgow to Oban
  • Day 2 - Day trips from Oban
  • Day 3 - Day trips from Oban
  • Day 4 - Oban to Skye
  • Day 5 - Tour Skye
  • Day 6 - Tour Skye
  • Day 7 - Skye to Inverness
  • Day 8 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 9 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 10 - Inverness to Edinburgh
  • Day 11 - Explore Edinburgh
  • Day 12 - Explore Edinburgh / Return to Glasgow

 

Island Odyssey

Scottish Islands offer a unique holiday experience and 14 days gives you plenty of time to explore Skye and the Western Isles. For a relaxed 2 weeks in Scotland touring the Highlands & Islands, you can pace the Island Odyssey itinerary as below.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 14 days in Scotland using Island Odyssey itinerary

  • Day 1 - Glasgow to Fort William
  • Day 2 - Day trips from Fort William (e.g. Jacobite Steam Train)
  • Day 3 - Fort William to Skye
  • Day 4 - Tour Skye
  • Day 5 - Tour Skye
  • Day 6 - Skye to Harris
  • Day 7 - Tour Harris
  • Day 8 - Tour Lewis
  • Day 9 - Lewis to Ullapool
  • Day 10 - Day trip from Ullapool
  • Day 11 - Ullapool to Cairngorms
  • Day 12 - Day trip from Cairngorms
  • Day 13 - Cairngorms to Edinburgh
  • Day 14 - Discover Edinburgh

 

Authentic Scotland

This is an itinerary best suited to people that prefer the countryside and villages over big cities. If used for a 12 day itinerary in Scotland we would suggest you pace it as follows.   >>> READ MORE

Map for 12 days using Authentic Scotland Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Glasgow
  • Day 2 - Glasgow to Loch Fyne
  • Day 3 - Loch Fyne to Glencoe / Fort William
  • Day 4 - Fort William to Skye
  • Day 5 - Tour Skye
  • Day 6 - Skye to Gairloch
  • Day 7 - Gairloch to Ullapool
  • Day 8 - Ullapool to Inverness
  • Day 9 - Day trips from Inverness
  • Day 10 - Inverness to Royal Deeside
  • Day 11 - Royal Deeside to Pitlochry
  • Day 12 - Pitlochry to Edinburgh / Glasgow

 

12 to 14 Day Tours from Inverness


North Coast 500

The best way to drive the NC500 is to schedule in lots of 2 night stays so you have time to explore the quiet corners of the Northern Highlands. Although it’s not part of the NC500, we also include a guide for spending a few days on Orkney. For 12 days in Scotland driving the NC500 and staying on Orkney, you can schedule this itinerary as below:    >>> READ MORE

Map for NC500 in 12 days

  • Day 1 - Arrive Inverness 
  • Day 2 - Inverness Day trips
  • Day 3 - Inverness to Gairloch
  • Day 4 - Day trip to Applecross
  • Day 5 - Gairloch to Ullapool
  • Day 6 - Day trip around Inverpollaidh
  • Day 7 - Ullapool to Thurso
  • Day 8 - Sail to Orkney
  • Day 9 - Explore Orkney Mainland
  • Day 10 - Explore Isle of Hoy
  • Day 11 - Explore Isle of Rousay
  • Day 12 - Orkney to Inverness

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