34 days in Scotland Itinerary

34 days in Scotland Itinerary

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34 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Foyers
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gairloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ullapool
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

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Birmingham to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Birmingham in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Edinburgh, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for nature, wildlife, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, stroll through Loch Morlich, and get outside with Thunder in the glens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore trip builder site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cairngorms National Park, Loch Gynack, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Foyers.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

2
nights
Foyers

Foyers ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, take a peaceful walk through Farigaig Forest, and then trek along Hillside Path.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Foyers road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Foyers in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Foyers are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Beauly, Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Farigaig Forest
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Garve (Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve, Black Water Falls, & more), Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen) and Rogie Falls (in Contin). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gairloch itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Foyers to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In September in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Garve, Aultbea, Kinlochewe, Torridon National Trust Estate, Falls of Shin
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Rogie Falls ©
Rogie Falls

5
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, & more), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, shop like a local with Balnakeil Craft Village, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durness tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Gairloch to Durness in 3 hours. September in Durness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach, Drumbeg Loop, & more), Assynt (Ardvreck Castle & Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay, view the masterpieces at RhueArt, explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lochinver, Assynt, Loch Assynt, Achnahaird Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods

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