12 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

12 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

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Isle of Seil
— 1 night
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Oban
— 4 nights
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Dunoon
— 3 nights
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Rothesay, Isle of Bute
— 3 nights
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Isle of Seil

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust and then see majestic marine mammals with Seafari Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Carnasserie Castle, steep yourself in history at Nether Largie South Cairn, then admire the natural beauty at An Cala, and finally get answers to all your questions at Atlantic Islands Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isle of Seil tour itinerary planner.

London to Isle of Seil is an approximately 10-hour car ride. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Isle of Seil to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Seil

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oban

— 4 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Inveraray (Fyne Malts of Inveraray, Inveraray Jail, &more), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, explore the galleries of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, and identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oban travel route builder.

You can drive from Isle of Seil to Oban in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Oban are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunoon.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dunoon

— 3 nights
Dunoon is the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Dunoon side-trips: Crarae Garden Argyll (in Inveraray), Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park (in Colintraive) and Tighnabruaich (Ostel Bay Beach & DC Marine). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Puck's Glen, don't miss a visit to Ardkinglas House, sample the tasty concoctions at Fyne Ales, and take in nature's colorful creations at Benmore Botanic Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dunoon trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Oban to Dunoon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Rothesay.

Things to do in Dunoon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Rothesay, Isle of Bute

— 3 nights
The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Rothesay is known for historic sites, breweries & distilleries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Mount Stuart, steep yourself in history at Rothesay's Victorian Toilets, examine the collection at Bute Museum, and learn about all things military at Bute Military Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rothesay road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dunoon to Rothesay takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Argyll and Bute travel guide

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Castles · Distilleries · Landmarks
The wild and rugged coastline of Argyll and Bute has provided many works of fiction, including the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson, with some very dramatic settings. With a history of ancient clan rivalries, this region still maintains its fierce spirit of independence and a deep respect for the old Gaelic culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the region’s road signs, which are written in both Gaelic and English, with Gaelic place names often listed first. Though the region is separated from the mainland only by a narrow strait, much of it seems a world away from the rest of the country.