30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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30 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Dundee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Pitlochry
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
5
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Glasgow
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Dundee

Dundee
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Popular historic sites such as Glamis Castle and Balmerino Cemetery and War Memorial are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum and Bash Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Dundee: St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews), Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven) and Scone Palace (in Perth). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, and look for gifts at Swankie Jo's.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dundee trip itinerary planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dundee is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in Dundee are colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Balmerino Cemetery and War Memorial, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle
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 The Scottish Crannog Centre and The Black Watch Castle & Museum. The Birks of Aberfeldy and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pitlochry: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Watermill and sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery.

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Drive from Dundee to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Highland Folk Museum, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, The Scottish Crannog Centre, The Glenturret Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
The Black Watch Castle & Museum ©
The Black Watch Castle & Museum

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Clava Cairns and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens are in your itinerary. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and explore the activities along River Ness.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Pitlochry to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 11th (Mon), delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, delve into the mystery of Ring of Brodgar, then delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, and finally steep yourself in history at Click Mill. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Earl's Palace, delve into the distant past at Earl's Bu, then stop by ArtWorks of the Earth, and finally delve into the distant past at Maeshowe.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Stromness trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Inverness to Stromness by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Inverness, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stromness, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Stenness, Earl's Palace, Click Mill, Earl's Bu
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

3
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Lews Castle and Blue Pig Studio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Butt of Lewis Lighthouse and Luskentyre Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Stornoway: The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay (in Grosebay) and Isle of Harris Distillery (in Tarbert).

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stornoway trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Stornoway with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Stornoway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay, Isle of Harris Distillery, Luskentyre Beach, Blue Pig Studio
Highlights from your plan
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse ©
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skye Museum of Island Life and Duntulm Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fairy Glen and Portree Harbour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum, stop by Wheatear Textiles, and explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online trip maker .

Drive from Stornoway to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

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. Glenfinnan Viaduct and West Highland Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glenfinnan Monument and Fort Augustus Abbey. Step out of Fort William to go to Glenfinnan and see Glenfinnan Church, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fort William route app .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

3
nights
Oban

Oban
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Inveraray Jail and Inveraray Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Conan’s Kirk and Duart Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Oban: Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and Inveraray Woollen Mill (in Inveraray). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, and don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oban driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Oban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Inveraray, St. Conan’s Kirk, Duart Castle, Kilchurn Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle

6
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Glasgow School of Art and House for an Art Lover. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Stuart and The Tenement House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Culzean Castle (in Ayr), St Michaels Chapel Ruins (in Rothesay) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Caerlaverock Castle, appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, admire the local landmark of The Foutain of Nineveh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow online holiday maker .

Drive from Oban to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Rothesay, Rosslyn Chapel, Caerlaverock Castle, Culzean Castle
Highlights from your plan
House for an Art Lover ©
House for an Art Lover
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart
Caerlaverock Castle ©
Caerlaverock Castle

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