5 days in Scotland Itinerary

5 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Alexandria
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Kingussie
— 1 night
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Brora
— 1 night
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John O'Groats
— 1 night
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Helmsdale
— 1 night

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. On the 5th (Mon), explore the activities along Loch Lomond, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, and then head outdoors with Conic Hill.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alexandria attractions site.

Glasgow to Alexandria is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kingussie.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium ©
Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium
Loch Lomond ©
Loch Lomond
Conic Hill ©
Conic Hill

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Kingussie

Kingussie ©
Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and finally examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kingussie trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Kingussie in 3 hours. August in Kingussie sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brora.

Things to do in Kingussie

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks

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Brora

Brora ©
Brora is a village in the east of Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland.Origin of the nameThe name Brora is derived from ancient Norse, meaning 'river with a bridge.'HistoryA small industrial village having at one time a coal pit, boat building, salt pans, fish curing, lemonade factory, the new Clynelish Distillery (as well as the old Clynelish distillery which is now called the Brora distillery ), wool mill, bricks and a stone quarry. On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach, then play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, and then stroll through Brora Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brora tour planner.

Drive from Kingussie to Brora in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Brora

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

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Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Embo Beach
Embo Beach
Brora Golf Club ©
Brora Golf Club

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John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
On the 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunnet Bay, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our John O'Groats road trip tool.

You can drive from Brora to John O'Groats in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helmsdale.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

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Helmsdale

Helmsdale
Helmsdale is a village on the east coast of Sutherland, in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at River Helmsdale, then kick back and relax at Helmsdale Beach, and then examine the collection at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helmsdale trip site.

You can drive from John O'Groats to Helmsdale in 1.5 hours. In August in Helmsdale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helmsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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