60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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60 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  3​h
1
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Fort Augustus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Fort William
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lochinver
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
John O'Groats
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cromarty
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Nairn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Aviemore
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Dundee
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Edinburgh
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
12
Glasgow
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Manchester

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Red Point Beach and Infinity Trampoline Park Inverness will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Latitude 57 (in Badachro), Brora Beach (in Brora) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), stroll around Whin Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Black Isle Wildlife & Country Park, and experience rural life at Robertsons.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online trip builder .

Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Brora Beach, Latitude 57, Embo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Get some historical perspective at Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Venture out of the city with trips to Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Foyers (River Foyers & Hillside Path) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, go for a walk through Laggan Locks, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and explore the ancient world of Invergarry Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort Augustus road trip planning app .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort Augustus in an hour. In April in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Invergarry, Foyers, Drumnadrochit, Laggan, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

7
nights
Fort William

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. Popular historic sites such as Castle Tioram and Camas nan Geall are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Clan Cameron Museum (in Spean Bridge) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William attractions planner .

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Glenuig, Arisaig, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

6
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ardvreck Castle and Stoer Lighthouse. You'll explore and learn at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum and RhueArt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lochinver: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Gairloch (Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, Victoria Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Achmelvich Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, and explore the activities along Culag Woods.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver trip maker site .

Getting from Fort William to Lochinver by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gairloch, Assynt, Falls of Kirkaig, Scourie Bay, Stoer Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

5
nights
Durness

Durness
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. Appreciate the collections at Durness Deep Time and Mudness Ceramics. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Polin Beach, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, Head underground at Smoo Cave, shop like a local with Balnakeil Craft Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Wee Gallery.

To plan Durness vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Lochinver to Durness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Castle Varrich
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch
Castle Varrich ©
Castle Varrich

1
night
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the John O'Groats trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Durness to John O'Groats in 2.5 hours. May in John O'Groats sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Cromarty.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Canisbay Parish Church, Dunnet Bay, Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Wick Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay
Canisbay Parish Church ©
Canisbay Parish Church
Dunnet Head Lighthouse ©
Dunnet Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre and Tain Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Nigg Old Church and St Regulus. Take a break from Cromarty with a short trip to Dornoch Beach in Dornoch, about 1h 05 min away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cromarty tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from John O'Groats to Cromarty in 3 hours. May in Cromarty sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nairn.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rosemarkie, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Nigg Old Church, Dornoch Beach, Tain Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Groam House Museum ©
Groam House Museum

4
nights
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Morayvia and Bowhunter Archery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Clan Gunn Museum and Laidhay Croft Museum. Explore Nairn's surroundings by going to Dunbeath Preservation Trust (in Dunbeath) and Grey Cairns of Camster (in Roster). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, steep yourself in history at Ardclach Bell Tower, snap pictures at Dulsie Bridge, and stop by Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairn travel route planner .

You can drive from Cromarty to Nairn in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Nairn

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunbeath, Morayvia, Clan Gunn Museum, Grey Cairns of Camster
Highlights from your plan
Morayvia ©
Morayvia
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster
Clan Gunn Museum ©
Clan Gunn Museum

6
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Visit Laggan Parish Church and Ardverikie Estate for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Aviemore Kart Raceway. Take a break from Aviemore with a short trip to Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, examine the collection at Clan Macpherson Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore day trip planning app .

Getting from Nairn to Aviemore by car takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dundee.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Grantown-on-Spey, Speyside Distillery, Laggan Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

2
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Time Lifestyle Boutique, admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Verdant Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Dundee Contemporary Arts, walk around Monikie Country Park, and then get lost in a book at Wellgate Library.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dundee online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Dundee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Aviemore in May, Dundee is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Verdant Works ©
Verdant Works
Dundee Contemporary Arts ©
Dundee Contemporary Arts

8
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

Plan my day in Edinburgh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dundee in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

7
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Family-friendly places like Glasgow Science Centre and Glasgow Tigers Speedway will thrill your kids. St Andrew's church and St Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Penrith (Gallery and Studios, Penrith Museum, & more) and Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, and meet the residents at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Glasgow sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Penrith, Carlisle Cathedral, World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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