32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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32 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Alford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Scrabster
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Scrabster
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Edinburgh
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Jedburgh Abbey and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greyfriars Kirkyard and Gladstone's Land. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), Thirlestane Castle (in Lauder) and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (in Holy Island). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, step into the grandiose world of Lauriston Castle, get engrossed in the history at People's Story, and kick back and relax at Cocklawburn Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Seattle, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Edinburgh. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Alford.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Cocklawburn Beach, Thirlestane Castle, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh
Highlights from your plan
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House

3
nights
Alford

Alford ©
Alford is a large village in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland, lying just south of the River Don. Visit Kildrummy Castle and Corgarff Castle for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenbuchat Castle and Tarland Trails. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Archeolink Prehistory Park, pick up some local products at Platform 22, enjoy some diversion at Tick Tock Play, and see the interesting displays at Alford Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alford vacation planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Alford in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Alford are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Alford

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Strathdon, Platform 22, Archeolink Prehistory Park, Tarland Trails, Monymusk Post Office
Highlights from your plan
Kildrummy Castle Gardens ©
Kildrummy Castle Gardens
Kildrummy Castle ©
Kildrummy Castle
Corgarff Castle ©
Corgarff Castle

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Duffus Castle and Old High Church, Inverness for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Strathpeffer Pump Room and Inverness Castle Viewpoint. Go for a jaunt from Inverness to Forres to see The Nelson Tower about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Inverness Railway Station, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, and see the interesting displays at ShipSpace.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness journey builder site .

You can drive from Alford to Inverness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Scrabster.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Duffus Castle, Strathpeffer Pump Room, Nairn Museum, Beauly Priory, Fairy Glen
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Duffus Castle ©
Duffus Castle
Strathpeffer Pump Room ©
Strathpeffer Pump Room

1
night
Scrabster

Scrabster
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Scrabster day trip planning app .

You can drive from Inverness to Scrabster in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Inverness in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Scrabster, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. You'll set off for Kirkwall on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Scrabster

Nature Historic Sites Parks

4
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bishop & Earls Palace and Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn. Escape the urban bustle at Mull Head Nature Reserve and Brough Of Birsay. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Orkneyinga Saga Centre, get outside with MV Valkyrie, steep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House, and examine the collection at Kirbuster Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kirkwall holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scrabster to Kirkwall. In May, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Scrabster.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Birsay, Hoy, Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
Bishop & Earls Palace ©
Bishop & Earls Palace
Barony Mill ©
Barony Mill

few
hours
Scrabster

Scrabster
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Scrabster holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Kirkwall to Scrabster with the Route module. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Durness.

Things to do in Scrabster

Nature Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tee off at Durness Golf Club, then kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scrabster to Durness takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Durness are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Golf Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach
Durness Golf Club ©
Durness Golf Club
Lotte Glob ©
Lotte Glob

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls and Ullapool Market. Visiting Falls of Kirkaig and Inverpolly Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch (in Lochinver), Loch Assynt (in Lairg) and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and trek along Ullapool Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stornoway.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, Falls of Kirkaig, Loch Assynt, Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, Mellon Udrigle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Dalmore Beach, get engrossed in the history at Uig Museum, then contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln, and finally view the masterpieces at Blue Pig Studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stornoway day trip planning website .

Getting from Ullapool to Stornoway by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Stornoway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Blue Pig Studio, Uig Museum
Highlights from your plan
Uig Museum ©
Uig Museum
Norse Mill and Kiln ©
Norse Mill and Kiln
Tiumpan Head Lighthouse ©
Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

4
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.
Visiting Talisker Beach and A.C.E Target Sports will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Dunscaith Castle and Trumpan Church. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, examine the collection at Colbost Folk Museum, explore the ancient world of Clach Ard Symbol Stone, and stop by Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye visit planner.

Traveling by car from Stornoway to Isle of Skye takes 4 hours. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

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. Take a break from the city and head to Glen Etive and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilchurn Castle and Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Morar Beach (in Morar), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Lost Valley Trail (in Glencoe Village). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way, take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church, appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort William journey planner .

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 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Dalmally, St. Conan’s Kirk, Inchree Waterfalls, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle

1
night
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Sir David Stirling Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dumyat Path, then witness the site of a historic battle at Stirling Bridge, and finally stroll the grounds of Royal Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Stirling trip app .

Getting from Fort William to Stirling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Stirling, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Bridge ©
Stirling Bridge
Sir David Stirling Memorial ©
Sir David Stirling Memorial

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the views from Queensferry Crossing and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Calton Burial Ground.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip site .

You can take a train from Stirling to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Calton Burial Ground ©
Old Calton Burial Ground
Queensferry Crossing ©
Queensferry Crossing

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