27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Train
2
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luss
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oban
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tobermory
— 1 night
Drive
6
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
7
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
8
Glenfinnan
— 1 night
Drive
9
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Unknown
10
Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
12
Applecross
— 1 night
Drive
13
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive
14
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
15
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
16
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
17
Dundee
— 1 night
Drive
18
Perth
— 1 day
Drive
19
Stirling
— 1 night
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land, and then contemplate the long history of Grassmarket. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 19th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Govan Old Parish Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luss.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Luss — 2 nights

Luss is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Firkin Point and then take in the exciting artwork at Inverbeg Galleries.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luss trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Luss takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oban.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Oban — 1 night

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Plan a Oban trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Luss to Oban in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Tobermory on the 23rd (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Tobermory — 1 night

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with Sea Life Surveys and then step off the mainland to explore Inspire Wild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, then examine the collection at Mull Museum, and then head outdoors with Loch na Keal.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tobermory trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Oban to Tobermory takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tobermory are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Glencoe.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. You can plan Glencoe trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Tobermory to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Fort William on the 25th (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Fort William — 1 night

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. On the 25th (Wed), hike along Great Glen Way, appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort William day trip planner.

Fort William is very close to Glencoe. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Glenfinnan.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Glenfinnan — 1 night

Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary & Saint Finnan Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenfinnan itinerary builder.

Glenfinnan is very close to Fort William. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.
Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Coruisk and Black Cuillin. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Talisker Beach and examine the collection at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip planning website.

You can drive from Glenfinnan to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stornoway.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Stornoway Seafari and then learn insider's secrets on Hebridean Isle Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stornoway itinerary planner.

You can travel from Isle of Skye to Stornoway in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Stornoway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Red Moon Cruises and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Stornoway to Kyle of Lochalsh in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Applecross.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Applecross — 1 night

The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Applecross Photographic Gallery and then make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Applecross holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Applecross in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.
Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Drumnadrochit — 1 night

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'. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Village Green, then delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn, and then stroll through Glen Affric National Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit trip builder tool.

Getting from Applecross to Drumnadrochit by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Drumnadrochit, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Augustus.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Fort Augustus — 1 night

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the views from Bridge of Oich, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus trip itinerary planning website.

Fort Augustus is just a short distance from Drumnadrochit. June in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then indulge your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness travel route site.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Inverness in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aviemore.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Aviemore — 2 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 6th (Mon), browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables, then stroll through Boat of Garten Community Garden, and then play a few rounds at Boat of Garten Golf Club. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, and then trek along Speyside Way Long Distance Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aviemore day trip website.

You can drive from Inverness to Aviemore in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dundee.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Dundee — 1 night

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Dundee Museum of Transport, see the interesting displays at HMS Unicorn, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bash Street.

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Drive from Aviemore to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Aviemore in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dundee, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Perth.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Perth — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with The Fergusson Gallery, contemplate the long history of Greyfriars Burial Ground, and then contemplate the long history of Kirk of St. John the Baptist.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perth road trip app.

You can drive from Dundee to Perth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Stirling.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Stirling — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle and then stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stirling online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Perth to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

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.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Nightlife

Isle of Mull travel guide

4.2
Distilleries · Beaches · Specialty Museums

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms travel guide

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Ski Areas · Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours