31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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31 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cromarty
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lochinver
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with a short trip to Dulsie Bridge in Nairn (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, and go for a walk through An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Aviemore trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Aviemore is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Aviemore reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cromarty.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grantown-on-Spey, Dulsie Bridge, Caorunn Gin Tour, Cairngorms National Park, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

3
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty
Venture out of the city with trips to Nairn (Bowhunter Archery & Nairn Leisure Centre), Wildwoodz (in Munlochy) and Evanton (Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park & Fyrish Monument).

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cromarty online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Cromarty takes 1.5 hours. In January in Cromarty, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nairn, Evanton, Nigg Old Church, Wildwoodz, Tarbat Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Tain Museum
Tain Museum
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Bettyhill (Strathnaver Museum, Farr Stone, & more). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, stroll through Rispond Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cromarty to Durness takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach
Strathnaver Museum ©
Strathnaver Museum

4
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Ullapool (Made in Ullapool, Ullapool Museum, & more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, stroll through Achmelvich Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt.

Plan a Lochinver trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Durness to Lochinver by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kylesku, Assynt, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Stoer Lighthouse ©
Stoer Lighthouse
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

4
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Black Water Falls (in Garve) and Strathcarron (Beinn Liath Mhor, Fuar Tholl, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach, don't miss a visit to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, and learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lochinver to Gairloch by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Aultbea, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Glen Torridon, Black Water Falls
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
Beinn Alligin ©
Beinn Alligin

4
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). And it doesn't end there: hike along Glencoe Lochan, enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort William day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Fort William takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Glenuig, Glencoe Village, North Ballachulish, Tulloch Ringing Centre, Ice Factor
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Samalaman Beach ©
Samalaman Beach

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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