30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Dundee
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
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Dundee

— 3 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Popular historic sites such as St Andrews Cathedral and The Scottish Crannog Centre are in your itinerary. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Discovery Point will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Dundee to Perth to see St. Ninian's Cathedral about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with St Andrews Links, explore the world behind art at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dundee route maker website.

Richmond, USA to Dundee is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Richmond in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Dundee: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Edinburgh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Mainland

— 2 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, then take an unorthodox tour of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, and finally get a dose of the wild on Orkney Uncovered.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkwall itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Kirkwall by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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. Get outdoors at Ben Nevis and Seafari Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Glenfinnan Viaduct. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eilean Donan Castle and Skye Museum of Island Life. Step off the beaten path and head to The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Skye: Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, explore the activities along Portree Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye visit planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bernera Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dun Eistean, then visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Moluag's Church.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Stornoway trip itinerary app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Stornoway by journey takes about 4 hours. In June in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Necropolis and Doune Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glasgow Cathedral and The Glasgow School of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Culzean Castle (in Maybole), Falls of Dochart (in Killin) and Inveraray (Inveraray Castle & Inveraray Jail). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Mount Stuart, pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, explore the ancient world of Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Glasgow. When traveling from Stornoway in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glasgow: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.