60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Dundee
— 5 nights
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Pitlochry
— 5 nights
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Oban
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 8 nights
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
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Kirkwall, Mainland

— 3 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maeshowe Chambered Cairn and The Orkney Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar. Change things up with a short trip to Skara Brae in Stromness (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered, admire the striking features of Skaill House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, and look for gifts at ArtWorks of the Earth.

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Montreal, Canada to Kirkwall is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Kirkwall at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 7 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from the city and head to Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Falls of Clyde. Let the collections at Drumlanrig Castle and The Tenement House capture your imagination. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Culzean Castle (in Maybole), Rothesay (Rothesay's Victorian Toilets & Mount Stuart) and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (in Ayr). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, admire the landmark architecture of City Chambers, view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, and stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

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Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Glasgow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Kirkwall in May, expect nights in Glasgow to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Tantallon Castle and Blackness Castle. Appreciate the collections at Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre and National Museum of Flight. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Jedburgh Abbey), St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church (in Kelso) and Melrose (Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, snap pictures at Forth Road Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dundee

— 5 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Get some cultural insight at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines and The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum. Visiting St Andrews West Sands Beach and St Andrews Links will get you outdoors. Explore Dundee's surroundings by going to Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven), Edzell Castle and Garden (in Edzell) and St. Andrews (St Andrews Castle & St Andrews Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Verdant Works, take a tour of Discovery Point, explore the ancient world of Wishart Arch, and take in the views from The Swilcan Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dundee trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Dundee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dundee are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Pitlochry

— 5 nights
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Get some historical perspective at Dunkeld Cathedral and Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Birks of Aberfeldy and The Hermitage Woodland Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Pitlochry: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at The Watermill, play a few rounds at Aberfeldy Golf Club, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Glenturret Distillery, and make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Pitlochry day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Pitlochry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Oban

— 6 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Oban War & Peace Museum and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilchurn Castle and Glebe Cairn. Venture out of the city with trips to Mull Charters (in Ulva Ferry), Inveraray (Inveraray Jail & Inveraray Castle) and Tobermory Distillery (in Tobermory). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Duart Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, go for a walk through Cathedral of Trees, and make a trip to The Lifeboat Station.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oban journey planner.

Getting from Pitlochry to Oban by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort William

— 4 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. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Monument and Fort Augustus Abbey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Loch Linnhe. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan) and Cruise Loch Ness (in Fort Augustus). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and make a trip to Neptune's Staircase.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oban to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clava Cairns and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenfiddich Distillery and Culloden Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cawdor Castle, and explore the activities along River Ness.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip maker.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 8 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Claigan Coral Beach and Skye Museum of Island Life. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uig Pottery and Dun Beag Broch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, and trek along Scorrybreac circuit.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 9 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Luskentyre Beach and Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve. Appreciate the collections at The Blackhouse and Blue Pig Studio. Explore Stornoway's surroundings by going to Isle of Harris Distillery (in Tarbert), Isle of Harris (Joceline Hildrey Illustration, Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery, &more) and Leathad Ard Garden Visits (in Carloway).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stornoway online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Isle of Skye to Stornoway takes 4 hours. In July in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.