32 days in Scotland, Manchester & Liverpool Itinerary

32 days in Scotland, Manchester & Liverpool Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Gairloch
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Manchester
— 6 nights
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Walking tours and Arthur's Seat make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

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

Doha, Qatar to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Edinburgh is minus 3 hours. In August, Edinburgh is much colder than Doha - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Tigers Speedway. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.
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Gairloch — 3 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. Kids will enjoy Gairloch Museum and Red Point Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Laide) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry and surround yourself with nature on Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gairloch sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. August in Gairloch sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Durness — 2 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sango Bay, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Gairloch to Durness by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can 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.
Attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Morayvia make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey) and Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Cairngorm Mountain). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Loch Ness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and get outside with Northern Meeting Park.

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Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester — 6 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Bring the kids along to York Maze and Alton Towers Theme Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarn Hows (in Coniston), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 6 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Welsh Mountain Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Manorafon Farm Park (in Abergele), Blackpool Pleasure Beach (in Blackpool) and Chester (Chester Zoo & Chester Cathedral). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).
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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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