31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland sightseeing planner

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Glasgow
— 5 nights
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Inveraray
— 1 night
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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Aberfeldy
— 2 nights
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Dundee
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
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Glasgow

— 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll explore and learn at The Glasgow School of Art and People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Five Sisters Zoo and The Necropolis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Almond Valley Heritage Trust (in Livingston). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Buchanan Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City, appreciate the history behind David Livingstone Statue, and browse for treasures at Jeremy Sniders Antiques.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glasgow online travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in Glasgow reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inveraray.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Inveraray

— 1 night
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. On the 7th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, stop by Fyne Malts of Inveraray, then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glenorchy Parish Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inveraray journey planning tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Inveraray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort William

— 5 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. Popular historic sites such as Glenfinnan Monument and Glenfinnan Viaduct are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Etive and Seafari Adventures. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Well of the Seven Heads (in Laggan) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, learn about all things military at The Commando Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort William journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Inveraray to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 4 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Zipline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Rothiemurchus. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, look for gifts at The Bookmark Bookshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, and snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Aviemore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberfeldy.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aberfeldy

— 2 nights
Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Crannog Centre, then view the masterpieces at The Watermill, and finally take in the views from Dunkeld Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Dochart, browse the exhibits of The Shed Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Birks of Aberfeldy, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Birnam Oak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberfeldy trip planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to Aberfeldy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dundee

— 3 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
For shopping fun, head to Jardine Gallery and Workshop or Topping & Company. Get some historical perspective at Verdant Works and The Black Watch Castle & Museum. Explore Dundee's surroundings by going to St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews) and The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, learn more about the world around you at D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, step aboard Discovery Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Dundee Law.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dundee road trip planning app.

Drive from Aberfeldy to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dundee can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Mainland

— 3 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, then surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered, then pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, stop by ArtWorks of the Earth, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and finally explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kirkwall trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Kirkwall in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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.