31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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1
Glasgow
— 3 nights
2
Fort William
— 4 nights
3
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
4
Inverness
— 5 nights
5
Gairloch
— 5 nights
6
Ullapool
— 2 nights
7
Lochinver
— 4 nights
8
Durness
— 3 nights
9
Edinburgh
— 2 nights

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Stirling (Stirling Castle & Old Town Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll around Pollok Country Park, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and admire the striking features of City Chambers.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Glasgow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Glasgow. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in September: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, The Paisley Cenotaph, Strathblane Falconry, Falkirk Wheel
Highlights from your plan
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Oban, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, take a tour by water with Cruise Loch Ness, then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Drumnadrochit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Aigas Field Centre, Invermoriston Falls
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cruise Loch Ness ©
Cruise Loch Ness
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and steep yourself in history at Fort George.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inverness journey maker app.

Inverness is just a short distance from Drumnadrochit. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Loch Ness, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

5
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. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box & Attadale Gardens), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Solas Gallery, kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gairloch trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. September in Gairloch sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Kinlochewe, Red Point Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a tour by water with Shearwater Cruises, then get engrossed in the history at Ullapool Museum, then look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of RhueArt, look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, then trek along The Bone Caves, and finally explore the activities along The Minch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ullapool travel route planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
The Bone Caves ©
The Bone Caves

4
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, cruise along Drumbeg Loop, identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, and explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lochinver trip planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Lochinver in an hour. In September in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylesku, Assynt, Falls of Kirkaig, Loch Assynt, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Durness Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness online travel planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse and then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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