37 days in Scotland Itinerary

37 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
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Gairloch
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Wick
— 2 nights
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Golspie
— 2 nights
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Inverness
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Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Dundee (Stobsmuir Park & Pirate Boats) and Eden Mill (in St. Andrews). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder tool.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Stirling (National Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fort William

— 4 nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Strome Castle, steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, then don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Morar Cross. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box, then take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach, and finally stop by Favourite Things.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Gairloch

— 4 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Ullapool (Falls of Measach & Corrieshalloch Gorge), Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve) and Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, stop by Treasure Chest, and take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gairloch road trip planning site.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gairloch are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Hermit's Castle). There's still lots to do: stroll through Durness Beach, tee off at Durness Golf Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Durness in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Wick

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get great views at Duncansby Head, then explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, and then get great views at Dunnet Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wick road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. August in Wick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Golspie

— 2 nights
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Carn Liath Broch, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Burn Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brora Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Clynelish Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Golspie online itinerary planner.

Drive from Wick to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Inverness

— 8 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, explore the activities along River Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness day trip tool.

Getting from Golspie to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.