30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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Glasgow
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly
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Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive to Kirkwall Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
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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 some historical perspective at National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. Explore hidden gems such as The Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Rothesay (Bute Military Museum & Mount Stuart), Inveraray (Inveraray Jail & Inveraray Castle) and Ardrossan Castle (in Ardrossan). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Glasgow School of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and admire the striking features of Culzean Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Glasgow. June in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Rosslyn Chapel and Dean Village. You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church (in Kelso), National Museum of Flight (in North Berwick) and Melrose Abbey (in Melrose). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Jedburgh Abbey, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, appreciate the history behind John Wilson Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker 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 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dundee

— 3 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Andrews Cathedral and Glamis Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and The Scottish Crannog Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, explore the striking landscape at The Dundee Law, and sample the tasty concoctions at Eden Mill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dundee tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dundee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Popular historic sites such as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort George are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and explore the activities along River Ness.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inverness online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromness, Mainland

— 2 nights
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and then delve into the distant past at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Earl's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, then admire the striking features of Skaill House, and finally steep yourself in history at Click Mill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stromness holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Stromness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Inverness in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stromness: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle, examine the collection at Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, and then visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stornoway online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stromness to Stornoway. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 4 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eilean Donan Castle and Duntulm Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Skye Museum of Island Life and JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, make a trip to Neist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Portree.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye itinerary planning tool.

Travel from Stornoway to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fort William

— 3 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. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Take a break from Fort William with a short trip to Fort Augustus Abbey in Fort Augustus, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fort William driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.