39 days in Scotland Itinerary

39 days in Scotland Itinerary

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39 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Fort William
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Grantown-on-Spey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Toronto

14
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. Get some cultural insight at West Highland Museum and Treasures of the Earth. Step out of the city life by going to Ben Nevis and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe), Glencoe Village (Glen Etive & Lost Valley Trail) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Fairy Forest, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Road to the Isles.

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Toronto, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Fort William, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Oban, Aviemore, Mallaig, Arrochar
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Quiraing. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Coruisk, then get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary site .

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Menzies and The Hermitage. Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Loch an Eilein. Explore Aviemore's surroundings by going to Acharn Falls (in Acharn), Black Spout Wood (in Pitlochry) and Black Watch Monument (in Aberfeldy). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Aviemore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Clan Macpherson Museum, Acharn Falls, The Hermitage, Black Spout Wood
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
nights
Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown-on-Spey ©
Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. You've now added Cairngorms National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by The Bookmark Bookshop, take a peaceful walk through Anagach Woods, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grantown-on-Spey attractions planner.

Grantown-on-Spey is very close to Aviemore. In June in Grantown-on-Spey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Roseisle Beach, Cairngorms National Park
Highlights from your plan
Anagach Woods ©
Anagach Woods
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Dun Dornaigil Broch and Wee Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Durness Beach and Cape Wrath. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, shop like a local with Lotte Glob, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Durness journey planner.

Drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Durness in 3.5 hours. June in Durness sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the mystery of Dwarfie Stane, explore the historical opulence of Earl's Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, then delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at RSPB Birsay Moors, delve into the distant past at The Blackhammer Cairn, Rousay, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Orkneyinga Saga Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Earl's Bu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness trip planning app .

You can drive from Durness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Orphir, Stenness, RSPB Birsay Moors, The Blackhammer Cairn, Rousay, Corrigall Farm Museum
Highlights from your plan
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Rogie Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Inverness Cathedral and Beauly Priory. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly) and Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inverness sightseeing app .

Fly from Stromness to Inverness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, Rogie Falls, Fairy Glen
Highlights from your plan
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
Rogie Falls ©
Rogie Falls

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, examine the collection at The Tenement House, take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art, then examine the collection at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, then examine the collection at Provand's Lordship, and finally get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at City Chambers, get engrossed in the history at Hunterian Museum, wander the streets of Glasgow West End, contemplate the long history of Linlithgow Palace, then delve into the distant past at St. Michael's Parish Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blackness Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Linlithgow, Inchmahome Priory, Dunblane Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get in touch with nature at Corrieshalloch Gorge and Inverpolly Nature Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to Culag Woods (in Lochinver) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). There's much more to do: hike along Lael Forest Walks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market, and take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Ullapool takes 4.5 hours. June in Ullapool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lochinver, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Loch Assynt
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

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