32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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32 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lochinver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Thurso
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cromarty
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Aviemore
— 5 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Old Town and Calton Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Edinburgh. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Edinburgh are colder (7°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Visit Castle Tioram and Glenfinnan Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and Lost Valley Trail. Step out of Glencoe Village to go to Strontian and see Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe Village attractions app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe Village takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Tioram, The Three Sisters, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Glenfinnan Church
Highlights from your plan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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. Get some historical perspective at Glen Strathfarrar and The Morar Cross. Relax by the water at Red Point Beach and Morar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara), Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve) and Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, stroll through Camusdarach Beach, and trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gairloch route planner.

Drive from Glencoe Village to Gairloch in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gairloch are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mallaig, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Glen Torridon, Glen Strathfarrar
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

4
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Achmelvich Beach. RhueArt and Ullapool Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Ullapool (An Talla Solais, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, & more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, explore the activities along Culag Woods, take in the views from Kylesku Bridge, and savor a hot drink at The Culkein Store.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lochinver route planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. March in Lochinver sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ullapool, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, The Jammery Culkein, Kylesku Bridge, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

4
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 Polin Beach and Balnakeil Bay. You'll explore and learn at Lotte Glob and Wee Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Durness online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Durness are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thurso.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Castlehill Heritage Centre and Holburn Head Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old St Peter's Church and Canisbay Parish Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Helmsdale Beach (in Helmsdale), Strathy Point Lighthouse (in Strathy) and Bettyhill (Farr Beach & Strathnaver Museum). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay and stroll through Sinclair's Bay.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thurso road trip site .

Getting from Durness to Thurso by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Thurso are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cromarty.

Things to do in Thurso

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Sinclair's Bay, Canisbay Parish Church, Strathy Point Lighthouse, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

4
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
Escape the urban bustle at North West Highlands Geopark and Embo Beach. You'll explore and learn at Tarbat Discovery Centre and Nairn Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (in Golspie), Tollie Red Kites (in Dingwall) and Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club (in Bonar Bridge).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cromarty driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Thurso to Cromarty takes 2.5 hours. March in Cromarty sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Cromarty

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nairn, Brora Beach, North West Highlands Geopark, Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club, Tarbat Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

5
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Glenfarclas Distillery and Ruthven Barracks. Visiting Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre will get you outdoors. Step out of Aviemore to go to Fort Augustus and see General Wade’s Military Roads, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes, take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll through Loch Morlich.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cromarty to Aviemore takes 1.5 hours. March in Aviemore sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, General Wade’s Military Roads, Ruthven Barracks, Glenfarclas Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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