59 days in Scotland Itinerary

59 days in Scotland Itinerary

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59 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Drumnadrochit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort William
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lochinver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Thurso
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Aviemore
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Change things up with these side-trips from Drumnadrochit: Dog Falls (in Tomich), Beauly (Loch Affric Circular Walk, Glen Strathfarrar, & more) and River Foyers (in Foyers). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, make a trip to Village Green, stop by Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, and go for a walk through St Ninians Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Drumnadrochit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in October since evenings lows in Drumnadrochit dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauly, Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, River Foyers
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh

10
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Roybridge (Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, Tulloch Farm, & more) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Land Sea and Islands Centre). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, hike along Devil's Staircase, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort William attractions planner .

Drive from Drumnadrochit to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Roybridge, Ballachulish, Spean Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Gairloch side-trips: Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron). There's lots more to do: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, and stroll through Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Garve, Kinlochewe, Kyle of Lochalsh, Torridon National Trust Estate, Mellon Udrigle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall

5
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Ullapool (Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Ullapool Market, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, don't miss a visit to The Old Man of Stoer, admire the sheer force of Falls of Kirkaig, and contemplate the waterfront views at Achnahaird Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lochinver trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. In October in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ullapool, Ross and Cromarty, The Old Man of Stoer, Ardvreck Castle, Falls of Kirkaig
Highlights from your plan
Achnahaird Bay ©
Achnahaird Bay
Achmelvich Bay ©
Achmelvich Bay
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig

5
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Tongue (Kyle Of Tongue & Castle Varrich), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, tee off at Durness Golf Club, shop like a local with Wee Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Durness route builder site .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Durness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Tongue, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

4
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thurso: John O'Groats (Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop & Duncansby Head), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Hollingwells Equestrian (in Edderton). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Emigrants, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Brora, and get great views at Dunnet Head.

Start your trip to Thurso by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Durness to Thurso in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Helmsdale, John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Loch Brora
Highlights from your plan
Hollingwells Equestrian ©
Hollingwells Equestrian
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

11
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aviemore: Newtonmore (Ardverikie Estate & Highland Folk Museum) and Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenmore Forest Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Speyside Way Long Distance Trail.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aviemore tour planner .

Getting from Thurso to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Aviemore are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Kingussie, Grantown-on-Spey, Newtonmore, Glenfiddich Distillery, Strathmashie Forest
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve ©

13
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glasgow, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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