36 days in Scotland Itinerary

36 days in Scotland Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
2
Dundee
— 3 nights
3
Stonehaven
— 2 nights
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
5
Inverness
— 5 nights
6
Inveraray
— 2 nights
7
Glenfinnan
— 1 night
8
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
9
Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 3 nights
10
Glasgow
— 6 nights

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Yacht Britannia and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre (in Jedburgh), Melrose Abbey (in Melrose) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Canberra, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Canberra to Edinburgh. Traveling from Canberra in April, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

3
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Andrews Cathedral and Discovery Point. Popular historic sites such as Glamis Castle and The Black Watch Castle & Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Dundee: Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and Perth (Greyfriars Burial Ground & Tibbermore Parish Church). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ninian's Cathedral, and make a trip to St matthews church.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dundee are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Perth, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, St Andrews Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

2
nights
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Ferryden Viaduct, brush up on your military savvy at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, then take in the views from South Esk Viaduct, then explore the world behind art at William Lamb Memorial Studio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edzell Castle and Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, see the interesting displays at Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Crathes Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Milton of Crathes Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stonehaven travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Stonehaven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in April, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Stonehaven. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Montrose, Banchory, Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum, Edzell Castle and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Crathes Castle ©
Crathes Castle
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre ©
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, and finally delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Stonehaven to Kirkwall takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

5
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 Brodie Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort Augustus Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown), St Regulus (in Cromarty) and Newtonmore (Fused and Light & Highland Folk Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, explore the activities along River Ness, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inverness online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Inverness sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inveraray.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nairn, Fort William, Newtonmore, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

2
nights
Inveraray

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. On the 29th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Inveraray Jail, view the masterpieces at Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardmaddy Castle Garden. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk, then step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Inveraray Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilmodan Church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inveraray trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Inveraray takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kilmodan Church, Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop, Ardmaddy Castle Garden, Kilchurn Castle, St. Conan’s Kirk
Highlights from your plan
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
St. Conan’s Kirk ©
St. Conan’s Kirk
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

1
night
Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan ©
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Loch Shiel, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, then take a tour by water with Loch Shiel Cruises, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glenfinnan day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Inveraray to Glenfinnan takes 2.5 hours. In April in Glenfinnan, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Loch Shiel Cruises ©
Loch Shiel Cruises

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eilean Donan Castle and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skye Museum of Island Life and Strome Castle. Step out of Isle of Skye to go to Strathcarron and see Attadale Gardens, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, don't miss a visit to Neist Point, go for a walk through Fairy Glen, and experience rural life at The Oyster Shed.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder app.

You can travel from Glenfinnan to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Attadale Gardens, Eilean Donan Castle, Strome Castle
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

Stornoway ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Calanais Standing Stones and The Blackhouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and Hebscape Gallery. Take a break from Stornoway with a short trip to Isle of Harris Distillery in Tarbert, about 54 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stornoway trip planner.

You can travel from Isle of Skye to Stornoway in 4 hours. May in Stornoway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Luskentyre Beach, Hebscape Gallery, The Blackhouse, Isle of Harris Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

6
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
The Necropolis and Doune Castle will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Science Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (in Ayr), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Mount Stuart (in Rothesay). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral, walk around Kelvingrove Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glasgow itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Glasgow. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Doune Castle, The Auld Kirk Museum, Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden, Culzean Castle
Highlights from your plan
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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