28 days in Scotland Itinerary

28 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Dundee
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Plockton
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights

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Dundee

— 2 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Get out of town with these interesting Dundee side-trips: Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther), Active Kids Adventure Park (in Stanley) and The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Pirate Boats, look for gifts at Quirky Coo, learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ninian's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dundee trip itinerary builder website.

Edinburgh to Dundee is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, Dundee is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Dundee

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain, and explore the activities along Loch Ness.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Dundee to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Durness

— 5 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Bettyhill (Farr Stone & Farr Beach) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, and view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Plockton

— 3 nights
Explore Plockton's surroundings by going to Gairloch (Loch Maree, Gairloch Museum, &more), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and See The Highlands (in Lochcarron).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Plockton trip planner.

Getting from Durness to Plockton by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fort William

— 4 nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Finn Falconry (in Oban), The Three Sisters (in Glencoe) and The Dragons Tooth Golf Course (in Ballachulish). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take an exotic tour of Glen Coe Photography Safari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Fort William in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, steep yourself in history at City Chambers, and explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow day trip planning website.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel website.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.