38 days in Scotland Itinerary

38 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 9 nights
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Dundee
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 7 nights
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Glasgow

— 6 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rozelle Park (in Ayr), A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald) and Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll around Pollok Country Park, get to know the resident critters at Five Sisters Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow visit website.

New York City, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Glasgow. February in Glasgow sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 9 nights

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, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Dundee

— 5 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Explore Dundee's surroundings by going to The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy), Off-Road Tours (in Dunkeld) and The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at 71 Brewing.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dundee online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dundee can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 6 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. The adventure continues: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, and fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Dundee to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aviemore, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate, Achmelvich Beach, &more). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, browse the exhibits of Mudness Ceramics, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

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Drive from Aviemore to Durness in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Durness are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fort William

— 7 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 Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish) and Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, and don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William online trip builder.

You can drive from Durness to Fort William in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.