60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 10 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Lochinver
— 5 nights
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Gairloch
— 3 nights
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Plockton
— 3 nights
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Arisaig
— 3 nights
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Glencoe
— 6 nights
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Glasgow
— 11 nights
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Edinburgh
— 14 nights
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Inverness

— 10 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Craig Phadrig. Visit Brora Beach and Embo Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aviemore (Loch Morlich, Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, &more), Drumnadrochit (Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh & St Ninians Church) and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, cast your line with Fish Loch Ness, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Caorunn Gin Tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness visit website.

Pune, India to Inverness is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Popular historic sites such as Dun Dornaigil Broch and Castle Varrich are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Durness Beach and Polin Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Farr Beach (in Bettyhill), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob, stroll through Rispond Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Durness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lochinver

— 5 nights
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Stoer Lighthouse and Maryck Memories of Childhood. You'll get in some beach time at Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Get out of town with these interesting Lochinver side-trips: Assynt (Ardvreck Castle & Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum), RhueArt (in Rhue) and Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, stop by The Jammery Culkein, snap pictures at Kylesku Bridge, and stroll through Culag Woods.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lochinver holiday planner.

Drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Gairloch

— 3 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 get in some beach time at Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gairloch Museum and Russian Arctic Convoy Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles) and Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve). The adventure continues: cast your line with Shellfish Safaris, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautopia.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Gairloch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Gairloch are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Gairloch

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Plockton

— 3 nights
Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks and Strome Castle. Take a break from Plockton with a short trip to See The Highlands in Lochcarron, about 32 minutes away.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plockton trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Plockton takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Plockton can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Plockton

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Arisaig

— 3 nights
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. You'll get in some beach time at Camusdarach Beach and Samalaman Beach. Land Sea and Islands Centre and Castle Tioram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church) and Nc'nean Distillery (in Drimnin). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Minch Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morar Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Maelrubha's Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arisaig journey maker website.

Drive from Plockton to Arisaig in 2 hours. Traveling from Plockton in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arisaig, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Glencoe

— 6 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Scottish Crannog Centre and Glenorchy Parish Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Glencoe Folk Museum and Moirlanich Longhouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian), Lochaline Dive Centre - Day Tour (in Lochaline) and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (in Lawers). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, hike along Tyndrum Community Woodland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arisaig to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glencoe when traveling from Arisaig in November, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 11 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ostel Bay Beach and Lunderston Bay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glasgow Cathedral and Dean Castle and Country Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Phoenix Falconry (in Blackford), Argaty Red Kites (in Doune) and Stirling (Stirling Castle & Great Kitchens). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre, and wander the streets of City Centre Mural Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Glasgow trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Glencoe to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Glasgow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 14 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve (in St Abbs), Perth (Jardine Gallery and Workshop & Chiropractic Life Health and Wellness) and Gullane Beach (in Gullane). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, sample the tasty concoctions at Edinburgh Beer Factory, and browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.