31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Wick
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll around Pollok Country Park, do a tasting at Vino Valentino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow itinerary planner.

Belfast to Glasgow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Sealife Adventures (in Isle of Seil), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, stop by Iceberg Glass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William holiday site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kyle of Lochalsh

Change things up with these side-trips from Kyle of Lochalsh: Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg), Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint) and See The Highlands (in Lochcarron).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

4
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Boat Tours & Water Sports), The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and tee off at Durness Golf Club.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Durness in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Wick

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust (in Thurso) and Melvich Beach (in Melvich). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, learn more about the world around you at Seadrift Visitor Centre, and visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Wick, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness day trip site.

Drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.