60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Inverness
— 9 nights
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Wick
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 6 nights
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Lochinver
— 6 nights
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Gairloch
— 6 nights
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Plockton
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 8 nights
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Glasgow
— 8 nights
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Edinburgh
— 10 nights
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Inverness

— 9 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch), Aviemore (Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, Cairngorm Brewery, &more) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, explore the activities along River Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Inverness. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Wick

— 4 nights
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Dunbeath Castle Gardens (in Dunbeath), Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats) and Thurso (Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, Wolfburn, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, tee off at Brora Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunnet Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wick driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in June, expect nights in Wick to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durness

— 6 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach, Sandwood Bay Beach, &more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tee off at Durness Golf Club, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and stroll through Rispond Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durness travel planner.

You can drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lochinver

— 6 nights
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 (Inverpolly Nature Reserve, Lael Forest Walks, &more), Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg) and Assynt (Ardvreck Castle & Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay, head outdoors with Drumbeg Loop, and hike along Culag Woods.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lochinver trip site.

Drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lochinver can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gairloch

— 6 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe) and Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, and kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gairloch online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In June in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plockton

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Plockton Seal Trips, then make a trip to Plockton Harbour, then cruise along Ratagan to Glenelg, and finally look for gifts at Favourite Things. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box, and finally make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Plockton driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Gairloch to Plockton in 2 hours. July in Plockton sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Fort William

— 8 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: The Dragons Tooth Golf Course (in Ballachulish), Arisaig (Traigh Golf Course, Camusdarach Beach, &more) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and hike along Devil's Staircase.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William visit app.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Fort William takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 8 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore), Samson's Putting Stone (in Callander) and Benmore (Benmore Botanic Garden & Puck's Glen). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glasgow holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 10 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Neth Hill Border Collies (in Heriot), Haughhead Stables (in Innerleithen) and Glentress Forest (in Peebles). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planning app.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.