57 days in Scotland, St. Andrews & Edinburgh Itinerary

57 days in Scotland, St. Andrews & Edinburgh Itinerary

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57 days in Scotland, St. Andrews & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Scotland, United States
— 22 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
2
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 15 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

22
nights
Scotland, United States

Scotland ©
Scotland, in St. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Charles Beach and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Venture out of the city with trips to Assateague Island National Seashore (in Assateague Island), Hague (General's Ridge Vineyard and Winery & The Hague Winery) and Gallery One (in Ocean View). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park, and get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Scotland online trip itinerary builder .

New York City to Scotland is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Scotland

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Berlin, Cape Charles, Irvington, St. Michaels, Salisbury
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Island National Seashore ©
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery ©
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Good Luck Cellars ©
Good Luck Cellars

18
nights
St. Andrews, United Kingdom

St. Andrews ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Links. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Andrews: Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven), Falkland Palace & Garden (in Falkland) and Dunkeld Cathedral (in Dunkeld).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Andrews trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scotland to St. Andrews. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Scotland to St. Andrews. Traveling from Scotland in August, things will get a bit cooler in St. Andrews: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Pitlochry, Dundee, Carnoustie Golf Links, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Kirriemuir Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

15
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Holyrood Park and St Aiden Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), The Kelpies (in Falkirk) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). Fill the 1st (Sun) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip tool .

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pease Bay
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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