21 days in Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Scotland Itinerary

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21 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h
1
Dundee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pitlochry
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Glasgow
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: London

2
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Get in touch with nature at St Andrews Links and St Andrews West Sands Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Scottish Deer Centre and South Esk Viaduct. Step out of Dundee to go to Stonehaven and see Dunnottar Castle, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle and see the interesting displays at Discovery Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dundee trip planning website .

London to Dundee is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dundee, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrews, The Scottish Deer Centre, Glamis Castle, Dunnottar Castle, South Esk Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews West Sands Beach ©
St Andrews West Sands Beach
The Scottish Deer Centre ©
The Scottish Deer Centre
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

3
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falls of Dochart and Killiecrankie. Get outdoors at The Birks of Aberfeldy and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pitlochry: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Kenmore (Greenland Stone Circle & The Scottish Crannog Centre). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry road trip planning site .

You can drive from Dundee to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Falls of Dochart, Highland Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Killiecrankie ©
Killiecrankie
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Nairn Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dornoch Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Pitlochry to Inverness by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Dornoch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portree Harbour and Loch Sheanta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Claigan Coral Beach and Bearreraig Bay. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Portree, and experience rural life at The Oyster Shed.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach
Bearreraig Bay ©
Bearreraig Bay

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glen Coe and Neptune's Staircase. Get outdoors at Steall Waterfall and Climbing Tours. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Oban (Oban Distillery, McCaig's Tower, & more). There's more to do: examine the collection at West Highland Museum and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fort William road trip planning site .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oban, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

4
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falls of Clyde and St Michaels Chapel Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Ayr (Electric Brae & Culzean Castle), Falkirk (The Kelpies & The Kelpies & The Helix) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mount Stuart, get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, contemplate the long history of National Wallace Monument, and take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Glasgow sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stirling, Rothesay, The Kelpies, Falls of Clyde, Culzean Castle
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Clyde ©
Falls of Clyde
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart

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