50 days in Scotland Itinerary

50 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 5 nights
Fly to Stornoway Airport, Drive to Isle of Harris
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 5 nights
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Drive to Stornoway Airport, Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Glencoe
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Glencoe
— 6 nights
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Isle of Seil
— 1 night
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Plockton
— 3 nights
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Gairloch
— 6 nights
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Lochinver
— 5 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
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Glasgow — 5 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Argaty Red Kites (in Doune), Conic Hill (in Balmaha) and Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (in Stirling). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, identify plant and animal life at Puck's Glen, and admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glasgow, use our trip itinerary maker.

Doha, Qatar to Glasgow is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Glasgow reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Harris.
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris — 5 nights

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Harris: Great Bernera (Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House & Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Scarista Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huisinis Beach, head outdoors with Islands of Adventure, and play a few rounds at The Isle of Harris Golf Club.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Harris journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glasgow to Isle of Harris. While traveling from Glasgow, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Isle of Harris, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glencoe.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Glencoe — 6 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Explore Glencoe's surroundings by going to Strontian (Woodland Pottery & Crafts & Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve) and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Glencoe trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Isle of Harris to Glencoe with the Route module. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Seil.
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Isle of Seil — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust, get a dose of the wild on Sealife Adventures, and then take in nature's colorful creations at An Cala.

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Getting from Glencoe to Isle of Seil by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Plockton.
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Plockton — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plockton: Arisaig (Traigh Golf Course & Camusdarach Beach), Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich) and Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Plockton road trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Seil to Plockton in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Gairloch — 6 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), The Minch (in Ullapool) and Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, and stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach.

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Traveling by car from Plockton to Gairloch takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lochinver.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Lochinver — 5 nights

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, see what you can catch with Cam-Mac Boat Trips, explore the activities along Loch Assynt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver trip planner.

Getting from Gairloch to Lochinver by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.
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Durness — 5 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Durness journey planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Aviemore.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Aviemore — 6 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore Aviemore's surroundings by going to Fort William (River Rafting & Tubing & Steall Waterfall), Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy) and Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, look for gifts at Kilted Fudge Company Ltd, and get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore journey planner.

Getting from Durness to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 7 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: John Muir Alpacas (in Dunbar), Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther) and Bass Rock (in North Berwick). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route planning website.

Drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Mon).
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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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