31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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31 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  29​h
1
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thurso
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Glencoe Village
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 8 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aviemore: Fort William (Peace Memorial & Climbing Tours) and Loch Shiel (in Glenfinnan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenmore Forest Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Gynack, look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, and explore the ancient world of Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Aviemore is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Aviemore is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get much colder in Aviemore: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cromarty.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loch Shiel, Loch Gynack, Peace Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Loch Gynack ©
Loch Gynack
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery

2
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, stroll through Hollingwells Equestrian, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz and then play a few rounds at Invergordon Golf Club.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cromarty trip planner .

Getting from Aviemore to Cromarty by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Cromarty sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Cromarty

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, Hollingwells Equestrian, Wildwoodz, Invergordon Golf Club, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Hollingwells Equestrian ©
Hollingwells Equestrian
Invergordon Golf Club ©
Invergordon Golf Club
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve ©

2
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Dunbeath Castle Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Melvich Beach, take an in-depth tour of Strathnaver Museum, then take an unorthodox tour of Farr Stone, and finally kick back and relax at Farr Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thurso online trip builder .

Getting from Cromarty to Thurso by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Thurso are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Dunnet Bay, Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Dunbeath Castle Gardens, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Melvich Beach ©
Melvich Beach
Dunbeath Castle Gardens ©
Dunbeath Castle Gardens
Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market, and look for gifts at Made in Ullapool.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Thurso to Ullapool takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kylesku Bridge, Loch Assynt, Achnahaird Bay
Highlights from your plan
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Loch Assynt ©
Loch Assynt
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill

3
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. When in Gairloch, make a side trip to see Glen Torridon in Shieldaig, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch day trip planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gairloch are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Red Point Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Glen Torridon
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

3
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Foyers (River Foyers & Hillside Path) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, and look for gifts at Iceberg Glass.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort Augustus in 2.5 hours. March in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Foyers, Ratagan to Glenelg, Tulloch Ringing Centre, Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

3
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Get out of town with these interesting Glencoe Village side-trips: Strontian (Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve & Woodland Pottery & Crafts).

Plan my day in Glencoe Village using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Glencoe Village in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ballachulish, Strontian, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Ice Factor
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Devil's Staircase ©
Devil's Staircase
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

8
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Glencoe Village to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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