27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

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27 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+4
ferry + foot + Fly + tram + train:  27​h
1
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cromarty
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ballachulish
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  24​h
End: Boracay

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. When in Aviemore, make a side trip to see Climbing Tours in Fort William, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, sample the fine beverages at Caorunn Gin Tour, and go for a walk through An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore driving holiday planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Aviemore is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Aviemore, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Boracay in November; daily highs in Aviemore reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cromarty.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grantown-on-Spey, Climbing Tours, Cairngorms National Park, Caorunn Gin Tour, Speyside Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

3
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty
Explore Cromarty's surroundings by going to Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch), Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack) and Wildwoodz (in Munlochy).

To plan Cromarty vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Aviemore to Cromarty in 1.5 hours. November in Cromarty sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nairn, Evanton, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Nigg Old Church
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Tain Museum
Tain Museum
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Helmsdale Beach, make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage, and then contemplate the long history of Grey Cairns of Camster.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wick journey builder tool .

You can drive from Cromarty to Wick in 2.5 hours. November in Wick sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Holburn Head Lighthouse, Canisbay Parish Church, Grey Cairns of Camster, Dunnet Bay, Helmsdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse

4
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross), Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, look for gifts at Made in Ullapool, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch sightseeing planner.

Getting from Wick to Gairloch by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ullapool, Poolewe, Aultbea, Lochinver, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

3
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Augustus: Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie), Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan) and Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, stop by Iceberg Glass, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and appreciate the history behind Commando Monument.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort Augustus trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Fort Augustus takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fort Augustus are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spean Bridge, Roybridge, Invermoriston Falls, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Ratagan to Glenelg
Highlights from your plan
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

3
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballachulish: Ardnamurchan Distillery (in Glenbeg), Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, have fun at Ice Factor, and make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ballachulish day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Ballachulish takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Ice Factor
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

You can drive from Ballachulish to Edinburgh in 3 hours. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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