32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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32 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Pitlochry
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Glasgow
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13​h 15​min
End: Tampa, Florida

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Farne Islands and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), Berwick upon Tweed (The Elizabethan Walls, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, & more) and Bamburgh (Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh & Bamburgh Castle). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, wander the streets of St Andrew Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday planning site .

Tampa, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Farne Islands, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Farne Islands ©
Farne Islands

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get lost in a book at Orkney Library & Archive, sample the fine beverages at Scapa Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with MV Valkyrie, sample the fine beverages at Highland Park Distillery, then don't miss a visit to Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn, and finally steep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kirkwall route website .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Kirkwall takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Highland Park Distillery ©
Highland Park Distillery
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Distillery Tours and Morayvia. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort George, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, stroll around Whin Park, and get your game on at Inverness Kart Raceway.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip builder app .

You can fly from Kirkwall to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Morayvia
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, and then Head underground at Smoo Cave. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durness travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Sandwood Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint and Inverewe Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron), Applecross Photographic Gallery (in Applecross) and Plockton Harbour (in Plockton). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gairloch trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Ullapool, Applecross, Poolewe, Plockton Harbour, Kishorn Selfie Box
Highlights from your plan
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Quiraing and Skye Museum of Island Life. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Glen, and don't miss a visit to Neist Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

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 hidden gems such as Steall Waterfall and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, appreciate the history behind Seated Sculpture, and examine the collection at West Highland Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort William itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camusdarach Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Coe, Glen Etive
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

4
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Blair Athol Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to Persie Distillery in Bridge of Cally (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Blair Atholl Watermill, play a few rounds at Pitlochry Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre, and appreciate the history behind Pitlochry War Memorial and Garden.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Pitlochry tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Persie Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Queen's View Visitor Centre ©
Queen's View Visitor Centre
Edradour Distillery ©
Edradour Distillery

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heads of Ayr Farm Park and The Tenement House. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bingham's Pond.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Glasgow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Food Tours
Heads of Ayr Farm Park ©
Heads of Ayr Farm Park

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