36 days in Scotland Itinerary

36 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Applecross
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinlochbervie
— 1 night
Drive
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Golspie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Pitlochry
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get much colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Glasgow — 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Stirling (Stirling Distillery, Stirling Castle, &more) and Conic Hill (in Balmaha). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Oban.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

Oban — 2 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, then make a trip to McCaig's Tower, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Seafari Adventures, and finally hike along Pulpit Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, then look for gifts at Fyne Malts of Inveraray, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban trip maker tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Oban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Oban sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Fort William — 5 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. When in Fort William, make a side trip to see Glen Etive in Glencoe Village, approximately Glencoe Village away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and trek along Devil's Staircase.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oban to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyle of Lochalsh: Kinlochewe (Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve & Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail), Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig) and Gairloch (Treasure Chest & Gairloch Sitooterie).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Applecross.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Applecross — 1 night

The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box, make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, and then take in the exciting artwork at Applecross Photographic Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Applecross online trip planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Applecross in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kinlochbervie.
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Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Kinlochbervie — 1 night

Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Polin Beach, and then stroll through Oldshoremore Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kinlochbervie online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Applecross to Kinlochbervie by car takes about 4 hours. May in Kinlochbervie sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Golspie.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Golspie — 3 nights

Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Take a break from Golspie with a short trip to River Helmsdale in Helmsdale, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, don't miss a visit to To The Unknown Artist, enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Golspie online travel planner.

Getting from Kinlochbervie to Golspie by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Golspie, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Cairngorm Brewery (in Aviemore), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. The adventure continues: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Pitlochry — 3 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Vrackie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, then sample the fine beverages at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, and then get engrossed in the history at The Scottish Crannog Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pitlochry online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Inverness to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Wineries
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Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

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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