32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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32 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Stirling
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Oban
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Bunessan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Oban
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Ardrossan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Brodick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Ayr
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Carlisle

2
nights
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 Calton Hill. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site .

Durham to Edinburgh is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
nights
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Get outdoors at Phoenix Falconry and The Kelpies & The Helix. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stirling: St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews) and Discovery Point (in Dundee). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Stirling Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dollar Parish Church, and contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stirling trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St Andrews Links, Discovery Point, Phoenix Falconry, Dollar Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Appreciate the collections at Highland Folk Museum and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cairngorm Mountain, and explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aviemore trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Stirling to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Newtonmore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. You'll explore and learn at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Fort Augustus (Fort Augustus Abbey & Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort George.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inverness travel route planner.

Take a bus from Aviemore to Inverness in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Skye Museum of Island Life and Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre. Get in touch with nature at The Quiraing and The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. Go for a jaunt from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh to see Eilean Donan Castle about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Loch Coruisk, take in the exciting artwork at Skye Blue Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, and shop like a local with Trotternish Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk

2
nights
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Castle Stalker, make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe Village vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle of Skye to Glencoe Village. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe Village are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Castle Stalker, Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

1
night
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry, brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, take in the exciting artwork at The Jetty Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oban day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Oban takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Oban are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bunessan.

Things to do in Oban

Adventure Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry
Kayaking & Canoeing
Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum

2
nights
Bunessan

Bunessan ©
Bunessan is a small village on the Ross of Mull in the south-west of the island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tireragan Estate, and then head off the coast to Staffa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunessan online journey planner .

Drive from Oban to Bunessan in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bunessan can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Bunessan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isle of Mull
Highlights from your plan
Staffa ©
Staffa
Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers ©
Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers
Ben More ©
Ben More

1
night
Oban

Oban ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Pulpit Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ganavan Sands, then explore the historical opulence of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls of Lora.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bunessan to Oban takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Lora ©
Falls of Lora
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Buchanan Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner .

Getting from Oban to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ardrossan.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Strathblane Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©

1
night
Ardrossan

Ardrossan ©
Ardrossan is a town on the North Ayrshire coast in south-western Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Seamill Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Portencross Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at The Barony Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ardrossan Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ardrossan trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Glasgow to Ardrossan in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ardrossan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brodick.

Things to do in Ardrossan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

West Kilbride, Seamill Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Barony Centre ©
The Barony Centre
Portencross Castle ©
Portencross Castle
Ardrossan Castle ©
Ardrossan Castle

2
nights
Brodick

Brodick ©
Brodick is the main town on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Isle Of Arran Distillers, take in nature's colorful creations at Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park, then get engrossed in the history at Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, and finally Head underground at King's Caves. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Sannox Pony Trekking, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arran Coastal way, and then admire the sheer force of Glenashdale Falls.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brodick trip builder .

Drive from Ardrossan to Brodick in 2 hours. In September in Brodick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Brodick

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Glenashdale Falls, King's Caves, Isle Of Arran Distillers, North Sannox Pony Trekking
Highlights from your plan
Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park ©
North Sannox Pony Trekking ©
North Sannox Pony Trekking
King's Caves ©
King's Caves

2
nights
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Heads of Ayr Farm Park, then examine the collection at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Burns Monument and Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayr trip planner .

Getting from Brodick to Ayr by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum ©
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Heads of Ayr Farm Park ©
Heads of Ayr Farm Park

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