30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to St Fillans Church in Aberdour (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip maker.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: The Pirate and Bluebelle (in Gourock), Conic Hill (in Balmaha) and Wreckspeditions (in Dunoon). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Puck's Glen, stroll around Pollok Country Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glasgow holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Glasgow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 4 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, winter sports, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, and hike along West Highland Way.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glencoe trip planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Strome Castle (in Lochcarron) and Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glen Torridon, and get engrossed in the history at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gairloch journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Gairloch takes 3.5 hours. October in Gairloch sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (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 find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: TroutQuest (in Ardgay), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Embo Beach (in Embo). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, trek along Ullapool Hill, identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, and look for gifts at Made in Ullapool.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ullapool holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ullapool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Aviemore: Steall Waterfall (in Fort William) and Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, and fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Aviemore online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. October in Aviemore sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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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