36 days in Scotland Itinerary

36 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Glasgow
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Plockton
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Fort William
— 5 nights
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock), Puck's Glen (in Benmore) and Argyll Adventure - Inveraray (in Inveraray). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, stroll around Pollok Country Park, and identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow online trip builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Glasgow: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

6
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Wick

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Get out of town with these interesting Wick side-trips: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Thurso (Dunnet Head & Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust) and River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Melvich Beach, explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wick trip maker website.

Getting from Inverness to Wick by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lochinver (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Achmelvich Beach), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Durness takes 2.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Plockton

Change things up with these side-trips from Plockton: Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Gairloch (Solas Gallery & Gairloch Museum) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plockton online visit planner.

Drive from Durness to Plockton in 3.5 hours. In August in Plockton, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, learn about all things military at The Commando Museum, see majestic marine mammals with Seafari Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William day trip planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Fort William in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.