30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland vacation planner
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Gairloch
— 4 nights
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Ullapool
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Cathedral. Get outdoors at Wreckspeditions and Phoenix Falconry. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Puck's Glen (in Benmore) and Stirling (Stirling Castle & The Queen Anne Gardens). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, and stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow online trip itinerary builder.

Denver, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 4 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. Attractions like Finn Falconry and Steall Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Sealife Adventures (in Isle of Seil) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow 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. Get outdoors at Calum's Seal Trips and Shieldaig Falconry. Get a sense of the local culture at Eilean Donan Castle and Russian Arctic Convoy Museum. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe) and Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Point Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gairloch day trip tool.

Drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3.5 hours. June in Gairloch sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ullapool.
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Ullapool — 4 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Suilven Sea Charters and Corrieshalloch Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and Lael Forest Walks. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Embo Beach (in Embo), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, stroll through Culag Woods, and step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ullapool visit planner.

Getting from Gairloch to Ullapool 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 (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.
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Durness — 4 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Sango Bay and Balnakeil Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Lotte Glob and Mudness Ceramics. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Polin Beach, &more), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Balnakeil Bay, and explore the ancient world of Dun Dornaigil Broch.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Durness sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In June in Durness, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 4 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Morayvia and Cairngorms National Park. Visiting Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Aviemore with a short trip to Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Loch, take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and examine the collection at Clan Macpherson Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Aviemore are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly 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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