7 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

7 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argyll and Bute journey builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Drive
1
Rothesay, Isle of Bute
— 1 night
Drive
2
Campbeltown
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Benmore
— 1 night
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

1
night
Rothesay, Isle of Bute

The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rothesay's Victorian Toilets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rothesay Castle, then stroll the grounds of St Michaels Chapel Ruins, then step into the grandiose world of Mount Stuart, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The West Island Way.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rothesay travel route builder tool.

Manchester to Rothesay is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Campbeltown.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Campbeltown

Campbeltown; is a town and former royal burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at An Ceardach Garden, identify plant and animal life at Machrihanish Seabird & Wildlife Observatory, then stroll through Machrihanish Beach, then play a few rounds at Machrihanish Golf Club, and finally kick back and relax at Westport Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Campbeltown online travel planner.

Getting from Rothesay to Campbeltown by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Campbeltown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

3
nights
Oban

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kids will enjoy McCaig's Tower and Inveraray Castle. Explore Oban's surroundings by going to Inveraray (Inveraray Jail, Argyll Adventure - Inveraray, &more) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry, learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oban travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Campbeltown to Oban takes 2.5 hours. August in Oban sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Benmore.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Benmore

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Benmore Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Loch Eck, then don't miss a visit to HISTORIC KILMUN, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Puck's Glen.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Benmore sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Oban to Benmore by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Benmore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Benmore

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Argyll and Bute travel guide

4.3
Castles · Distilleries · Landmarks
The wild and rugged coastline of Argyll and Bute has provided many works of fiction, including the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson, with some very dramatic settings. With a history of ancient clan rivalries, this region still maintains its fierce spirit of independence and a deep respect for the old Gaelic culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the region’s road signs, which are written in both Gaelic and English, with Gaelic place names often listed first. Though the region is separated from the mainland only by a narrow strait, much of it seems a world away from the rest of the country.