30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip itinerary planner

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

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: North Berwick, Kirk Ports, Old Parish Church and Churchyard (in North Berwick) and Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Before you visit Edinburgh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Belleisle Conservatory (in Ayr), Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), The Three Sisters (in Glencoe) and Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail (in Glenfinnan). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, take a memorable drive along Road to the Isles, and contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plockton.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Plockton

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Plockton Seal Trips, then make a trip to Plockton Harbour, then pause for some photo ops at The Morar Cross, and finally get outside with Ratagan to Glenelg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box, and finally don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plockton holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Plockton takes 2 hours. In June in Plockton, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Plockton

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Lochinver

— 4 nights
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, &more) and Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Kylesku Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Plockton to Lochinver by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyle Of Tongue Tongue (in Tongue), Strathnaver Museum (in Bettyhill) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. June in Durness sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris & Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Cairngorms National Park. Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, admire the landmark architecture of Wardlaw Mausoleum, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.