60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland route planner

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Edinburgh
— 13 nights
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Ballachulish
— 7 nights
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Drumnadrochit
— 7 nights
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Gairloch
— 7 nights
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Lochinver
— 6 nights
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Wick
— 7 nights
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Aviemore
— 12 nights
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Edinburgh

— 13 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greyfriars Kirk and The Realm VR. Venture out of the city with trips to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and The Ecology Centre Fife (in Kinghorn). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Kielder Water & Forest Park. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and take in the views from Forth Road Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Edinburgh. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballachulish

— 7 nights
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballachulish Slate Quarry and Loch Linnhe. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanna Bay (in Kilchoan), Ardnamurchan Distillery (in Glenbeg) and Rest and be Thankful (in Arrochar). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lost Valley Trail, admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, make a trip to Stone Circle Killin, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ballachulish trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ballachulish in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ballachulish can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit

— 7 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Step off the beaten path and head to Corrimony Chambered Cairn and Aigas Field Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Drumnadrochit side-trips: Beauly (Loch Affric Circular Walk, Glen Strathfarrar, &more), River Foyers (in Foyers) and Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Drumnadrochit trip itinerary site.

Getting from Ballachulish to Drumnadrochit by car takes about 2 hours. November in Drumnadrochit sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gairloch

— 7 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Maree and Plockton Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe), Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch trip planner.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Gairloch in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lochinver

— 6 nights
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 Maryck Memories of Childhood. Explore Lochinver's surroundings by going to Ullapool (Ullapool Golf Club, Ullapool Hill, &more), Durness (Wee Gallery, Cairn House Gallery, &more) and Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, admire the striking features of Hermit's Castle, make a trip to Clachtoll Broch, and explore the activities along Loch Assynt.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lochinver visit planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In November in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Wick

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wick Heritage Museum and Dunnet Bay Distillery. Explore Wick's surroundings by going to Bettyhill (Farr Beach & Farr Stone), Helmsdale (River Helmsdale, Helmsdale Beach, &more) and Melvich Beach (in Melvich). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Whaligoe Steps, get great views at Dunnet Head, enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, and explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wick vacation builder site.

Getting from Lochinver to Wick by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Wick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 12 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas. Explore Aviemore's surroundings by going to Lossiemouth East Beach (in Lossiemouth), Ballindalloch (Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, Cragganmore Distillery, &more) and Aberlour (Knockando Woolmill & The Linn Falls). There's lots more to do: stop by The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, take in the dramatic natural features at Linn O' Dee, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Vrackie.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Aviemore tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Aviemore takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.