60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
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Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport, Drive to Isle of Harris
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 6 nights
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Drive to Benbecula Airport, Fly to Stornoway Airport, Drive to Gairloch
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Gairloch
— 7 nights
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Lochinver
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Thurso
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 7 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh
— 8 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skara Brae and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Orkney Museum and Broch of Gurness. Step out of Kirkwall to go to Dounby and see Click Mill, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, sample the fine beverages at Highland Park Distillery, and explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Kirkwall is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Kirkwall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Kirkwall to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Harris.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Skara Brae ©
Must see
Skara Brae
4.8
Ring of Brodgar ©
Must see
Ring of Brodgar
4.6

6
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Luskentyre Beach and Huisinis Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Mission House Studio or Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery. Explore Isle of Harris' surroundings by going to Uig Museum (in Timsgarry), The Blackhouse (in Arnol) and Lews Castle (in Stornoway). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarista Beach, browse the exhibits of Morven Gallery, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and view the masterpieces at Holmasaig Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Harris trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kirkwall to Isle of Harris. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Isle of Harris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Blackhouse ©
Must see
The Blackhouse
4.5
Luskentyre Beach ©
Must see
Luskentyre Beach
4.9

7
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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. Visit Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Loch Maree and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Ullapool (Corrieshalloch Gorge & Falls of Measach), Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles) and Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and head outdoors with Torridon National Trust Estate.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Gairloch road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Isle of Harris to Gairloch with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Gairloch are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Gairloch Museum ©
Must see
Gairloch Museum
4.7

4
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Lochinver

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Achmelvich Beach and Little Assynt Estate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ardvreck Castle and RhueArt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: Ullapool (Ullapool Museum, Ullapool Hill, &more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay, don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch, and take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lochinver attractions planner.

Drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Achmelvich Beach ©
Must see
Achmelvich Beach
4.9
Scourie Bay ©
Beach
Scourie Bay
4.7

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Smoo Cave and Sango Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Balnakeil Beach and Rispond Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach, Sandwood Bay Beach, &more) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Wee Gallery, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durness road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Smoo Cave ©
Must see
Smoo Cave
4.3
Durness Beach ©
Must see
Durness Beach
5.0

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Thurso

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Let the collections at Castlehill Heritage Centre and Clan Gunn Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Farr Beach and Dunnet Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thurso: Canisbay Parish Church (in Canisbay), Strathy Point Lighthouse (in Strathy) and Wick (Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, Hill O' Many Stanes, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, visit a coastal fixture at Dunnet Head Lighthouse, explore the ancient world of Old St Peter's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thurso driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Durness to Thurso in 2 hours. In August in Thurso, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

7
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Scottish Flair Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Cromarty (St Regulus & Gallery48) and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness online attractions planner.

Drive from Thurso to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Isle of Skye

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Skye Blue Gallery and Favourite Things. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks for their historical value. Step out of Isle of Skye with an excursion to Ratagan to Glenelg in Ratagan--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, explore the activities along Portree Harbour, and experience rural life at The Oyster Shed.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye vacation builder website.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Quiraing ©
Must see
The Quiraing
4.8

7
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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. Get some historical perspective at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camusdarach Beach and Samalaman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray) and Oban Distillery (in Oban). The adventure continues: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Lochaber Archive Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William route planning website.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Steall Waterfall ©
Must see
Steall Waterfall
4.9
Glen Etive
Must see
Glen Etive
4.8

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Necropolis for their historical value. Royal Yacht Britannia and Doune Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Glasgow (Glasgow Cathedral, Buchanan Street, &more) and Tibbermore Parish Church (in Perth). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Must see
Rosslyn Chapel
4.6
Doune Castle ©
Must see
Doune Castle
4.5

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