34 days in Scotland Itinerary

34 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 3 nights
2
Golspie
— 3 nights
3
Durness
— 4 nights
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
5
Lerwick, Mainland
— 2 nights
6
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
7
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
8
Fort William
— 3 nights
9
Ayr
— 3 nights
10
Edinburgh
— 4 nights

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 Nairn Beach. 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), Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus) and Aviemore (Rothiemurchus & Loch an Eilein). There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, and explore the activities along River Ness.

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, Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Fort Augustus Abbey, Nairn Beach
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 Tarbat Discovery Centre. Dunbeath Preservation Trust and Grey Cairns of Camster will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarbat Ness Lighthouse (in Portmahomack) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helmsdale Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Golspie trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 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) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmahomack, Dornoch, Dunbeath Preservation Trust, 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
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster

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 Durness Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Sandwood Bay Beach, &more), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Golspie to Durness in 2 hours. June in Durness sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Achmelvich Beach
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
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 Chambered Cairn, then explore 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, then contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, then delve 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.

You can travel from Durness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Broch of Gurness
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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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 Michaelswood. Change things up with these side-trips from Lerwick: Sumburgh Head Lighthouse (in Sumburgh), Tangwick Haa Museum (in Brae) and Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary (in Hillswick). 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.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stromness to Lerwick. 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, Tangwick Haa Museum, Michaelswood, Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, Scalloway Museum
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
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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

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 Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach). Museum-lovers will get to explore Hebscape Gallery and Blue Pig Studio. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, stroll through Huisinis Beach, and steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lerwick to Isle of Lewis. 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Hebscape Gallery
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. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, take in the exciting artwork at Trotternish Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip maker site.

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, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

3
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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 Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Glenfinnan Viaduct and Old Inverlochy Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
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Ayr

Ayr ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Drumlanrig Castle and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Culzean Castle and Heads of Ayr Farm Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ayr: Galloway Activity Centre (in Castle Douglas), Loch Trool (in Galloway Forest Park) and Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest (in Maidens).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ayr trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Ayr in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ayr are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ayr

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Maybole, Drumlanrig Castle, Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Trool, 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
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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 McEwan Hall. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close 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 Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, 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:
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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