31 days in Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner
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Glasgow
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Dundee
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Pitlochry
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Glasgow — 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Escape the urban bustle at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Mount Stuart (in Rothesay), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Dean Castle Country Park (in Kilmarnock). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Drumlanrig Castle, wander the streets of Buchanan Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

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Sydney, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Glasgow, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Jedburgh Abbey (in Jedburgh) and Melrose Abbey (in Melrose). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dundee.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Dundee — 2 nights

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, then step into the grandiose world of Scone Palace, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Bunnet Stane. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, examine the collection at Tayside Police Museum Kirriemuir, and then tee off at St Andrews Links.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dundee trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dundee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Dundee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen — 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, then examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Balmedie Beach.

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Drive from Dundee to Aberdeen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Mountain. Relax by the water at Loch Morlich and Dornoch Beach. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Aviemore (Zipline & Aviemore Railway Station), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and play a few rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness day trip planner.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 4 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Duntulm Castle for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and The Quiraing. Step out of Isle of Skye to go to Plockton and see Calum's Seal Trips, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, and stroll through Talisker Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Nevis and Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Oban Distillery (in Oban) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's much more to do: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, identify plant and animal life at Glen Coe Photography Safari, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William road trip planning site.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pitlochry.
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Pitlochry — 3 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Clan Macpherson Museum, then see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Birnam Oak. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Crannog Centre, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry day trip site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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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