30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Gairloch
— 4 nights
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Tarbert
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Princes Street Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Edinburgh at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 5 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch an Eilein. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cairngorms National Park and Loch Morlich. Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. On the 11th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cairngorm Mountain. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, tee off at Boat of Garten Golf Club, and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aviemore itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aviemore are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Ness. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Step out of the city life by going to North 58 Sea Adventures and Northern Meeting Park. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch), Morayvia (in Kinloss) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, play a few rounds at Fairways Loch Ness Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Inverness trip simple and quick.

Getting from Aviemore to Inverness by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Balnakeil Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Visiting Sango Bay and Polin Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Durness to Kinlochbervie to see Sandwood Bay Beach about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Balnakeil Bay, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Durness are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.
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Gairloch — 4 nights

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton), Beinn Liath Mhor (in Strathcarron) and Ullapool (Corrieshalloch Gorge & Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gairloch trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gairloch are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.
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Drumnadrochit — 2 nights

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'. Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Ness. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Loch Ness and then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre and then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Drumnadrochit takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. You've now added Steall Waterfall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Glencoe Lochan, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William online travel route planner.

Drive from Drumnadrochit to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tarbert.
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Tarbert — 2 nights

Royal Castle of Tarbert has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Machrihanish Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Venture West. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ostel Bay Beach and then delve into the distant past at Royal Castle of Tarbert.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tarbert day trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Tarbert by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Highlights from your trip

Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, and then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

Start your trip to Glasgow by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tarbert to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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