31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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31 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Glencoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Augustus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Get outdoors at Camusdarach Beach and Silver Sands of Morar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glencoe: Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy), Ben Nevis (in Fort William) and Commando Monument (in Spean Bridge). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, and explore the activities along Loch Linnhe.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Glencoe is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Onich, Fort William, Commando Monument, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
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. Escape the urban bustle at River Foyers and Ness E' Bikes. Explore Fort Augustus' surroundings by going to Kingussie Golf Club (in Kingussie), Hillside Path (in Foyers) and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (in Kinlochewe). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus travel planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Fort Augustus by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Foyers, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Kingussie Golf Club, Invermoriston Falls
Highlights from your plan
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Nairn Beach and Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club will get you outdoors. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn Golf Club (in Nairn), Loch Morlich Watersports (in Aviemore) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Spend a day outdoors on the 13th (Sun) with Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire. There's still lots to do: get outside with Black Isle Bicycles, explore the striking landscape at Chanonry Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, and kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Inverness takes an hour. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Fortrose, Nairn, Black Isle Bicycles, Rosemarkie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire ©
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Take a break from the city and head to Brora Beach and Loch Assynt. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, stroll through Big Burn Walk, and stop by Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Golspie vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Golspie takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Golspie are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Brora Beach, Loch Assynt
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clachtoll Beach Campsite. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Scourie Bay, step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lochinver itinerary builder.

You can drive from Golspie to Lochinver in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lochinver are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Falls of Kirkaig, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Sango Bay and Balnakeil Beach. Step out of Durness with an excursion to Oldshoremore Beach in Kinlochbervie--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club, and stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Durness itinerary maker.

Getting from Lochinver to Durness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Portobello Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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