6 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

6 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

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Rothesay, Isle of Bute
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Oban
— 4 nights
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Benmore
— 1 night
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Rothesay, Isle of Bute

— 1 day
The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Bute Museum, explore the historical opulence of Mount Stuart, and then steep yourself in history at Rothesay's Victorian Toilets.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Rothesay online trip itinerary maker.

London to Rothesay is an approximately 9-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Rothesay reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites · Museums

Oban

— 4 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oban: Inveraray (Argyll Adventure - Inveraray, Inveraray Castle, &more), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, make a trip to McCaig's Tower, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oban travel planner.

Getting from Rothesay to Oban by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Benmore.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Benmore

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Puck's Glen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Eck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Benmore Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Benmore trip app.

You can drive from Oban to Benmore in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Benmore are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benmore

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Argyll and Bute travel guide

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Castles · Distilleries · Landmarks
The wild and rugged coastline of Argyll and Bute has provided many works of fiction, including the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson, with some very dramatic settings. With a history of ancient clan rivalries, this region still maintains its fierce spirit of independence and a deep respect for the old Gaelic culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the region’s road signs, which are written in both Gaelic and English, with Gaelic place names often listed first. Though the region is separated from the mainland only by a narrow strait, much of it seems a world away from the rest of the country.