27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Brodick
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Balloch
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Helensburgh
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Inverfarigaig
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Invermoriston
— 1 night
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Drumnadrochit
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Aberdeen
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Dundee
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Perth
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Edinburgh
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Brodick

Brodick is the main town on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Isle of Arran Heritage Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kildonan beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brodick online tour itinerary maker.

Dumfries to Brodick is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Brodick when traveling from Dumfries in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Brodick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes People's Palace and Winter Gardens as well as Glasgow Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally wander the streets of Buchanan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Rude, and then pause for some photo ops at The Kelpies & The Helix.

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Traveling by car from Brodick to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Balloch.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Balloch

On the 7th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Ardardan Farm Shop, Garden Nursery, and Tearoom, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, and then browse the different shops at Loch Lomond Shores.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Balloch itinerary website.

Balloch is very close to Glasgow. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Helensburgh.

Things to do in Balloch

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Helensburgh

Helensburgh is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland. On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to The Tower Hill, then identify plant and animal life at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, then stroll the grounds of Greenock Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Watt Institution.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helensburgh journey planner.

Helensburgh is just a stone's throw from Balloch. In July, daily temperatures in Helensburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Helensburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 9th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe trip planner.

Drive from Helensburgh to Glencoe in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Visiting Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail in Glenfinnan--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner.

Fort William is just a short distance from Glencoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing and then kick back and relax at Talisker Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Trotternish Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery, and then get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye journey planner.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inverfarigaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Historic Sites

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Inverfarigaig

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inverfarigaig trip itinerary builder website.

Inverfarigaig is very close to Inverness. In July, daily temperatures in Inverfarigaig can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Invermoriston.

Things to do in Inverfarigaig

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Invermoriston

Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, stop by Iceberg Glass, get engrossed in the history at The Clansman Centre, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, and finally get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Invermoriston travel route builder website.

You can drive from Inverfarigaig to Invermoriston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Invermoriston

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rogie Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Plodda Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally make a trip to Village Green.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit online trip itinerary builder.

Drumnadrochit is very close to Invermoriston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Aberdeen

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a stroll through Old Aberdeen, step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, then examine the collection at Tolbooth Museum, and finally stop by Footdee (Fittie). On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then play a few rounds at Cruden Bay Golf Club, and then contemplate the long history of Admiralty Gateway.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Aberdeen road trip tool.

Drive from Drumnadrochit to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at HMS Unicorn, play a few rounds at Carnoustie Golf Links, and then take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Dundee Contemporary Arts, then explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, and then pause for some photo ops at Desperate Dan Statue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dundee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Dundee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Perth

Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinnoull Hill, identify plant and animal life at Phoenix Falconry, and then step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Elcho Castle, step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Huntingtower Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tibbermore Parish Church.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perth road trip planning tool.

Perth is just a stone's throw from Dundee. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, walk around Holyrood Park, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Perth to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.