34 days in Scotland Itinerary

34 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Golspie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Durness
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Lerwick, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Ayr
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Rothiemurchus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Culloden Battlefield and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness visit app.

New York City, USA to Inverness is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Inverness at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Nairn Beach, Fort Augustus Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

3
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Dornoch Beach. Nigg Old Church and Dunbeath Preservation Trust will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Grey Cairns of Camster (in Roster), Portmahomack (Tarbat Ness Lighthouse & Tarbat Discovery Centre) and Helmsdale Beach (in Helmsdale). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral and enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Golspie visit planner.

Getting from Inverness to Golspie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmahomack, Dornoch, Grey Cairns of Camster, Brora Beach, Nigg Old Church
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Wee Gallery and Mudness Ceramics will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Smoo Cave and Sandwood Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Polin Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Balnakeil Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach.

Make your Durness itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Golspie to Durness in 2 hours. In June in Durness, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, thenexplore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, thencontemplate the long history of Barony Mill, thendelve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stromness driving holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Durness to Stromness. June in Stromness sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Saint Magnus Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

2
nights
Lerwick, Mainland

Lerwick ©
Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shetland Museum and Archives and Scalloway Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement and Tangwick Haa Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lerwick: Sumburgh Head Lighthouse (in Sumburgh), Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary (in Hillswick) and Michaelswood (in Aith). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to St Ninian's Isle.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lerwick tour planner.

Getting from Stromness to Lerwick by car takes about 8.5 hours. In June in Lerwick, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Lerwick

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sumburgh, Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, Michaelswood, Scalloway Museum, St Ninian's Isle
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shetland Museum and Archives ©
Shetland Museum and Archives
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement ©
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
We've included these beaches for you: Luskentyre Beach and Huisinis Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hebscape Gallery and Uig Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, stroll through Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), and delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Lewis online tour planner.

Getting from Lerwick to Isle of Lewis by car takes about 17 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle of Harris
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse ©
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Popular historic sites such as Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and St. Columba's Isle are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, and snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In June in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Popular historic sites such as Glenfinnan Viaduct and Old Inverlochy Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Ayr

Ayr ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Culzean Castle and Galloway Activity Centre. Get some historical perspective at Drumlanrig Castle and Blairquhan Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ayr side-trips: Loch Trool (in Galloway Forest Park) and Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest (in Maidens).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ayr itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Ayr by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Ayr sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ayr

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Maybole, Loch Trool, Drumlanrig Castle, Galloway Activity Centre, Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Drumlanrig Castle ©
Drumlanrig Castle
Galloway Activity Centre ©
Galloway Activity Centre

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Georgian House. Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, contemplate the long history of McEwan Hall, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder.

Drive from Ayr to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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