60 days in Scotland & Perth and Kinross Itinerary

60 days in Scotland & Perth and Kinross Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 7 nights
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Pitlochry
— 8 nights
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Oban
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh — 7 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Alnwick (Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church & Barter Books), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Flight, and admire the striking features of Jedburgh Abbey.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

Louisville, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Edinburgh is 5 hours. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kirkwall.
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Kirkwall, Mainland — 4 nights

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Orkney Uncovered and Scapa Flow. The Orkney Museum and The Smiddy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kirkwall: Rousay (Taversoe Tuick, The Blackhammer Cairn, &more), Hoy (Scapa Flow Museum, Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, &more) and Skara Brae (in Stromness). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Earl's Bu, take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, and admire the striking features of Skaill House.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kirkwall travel route planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Kirkwall, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Durness.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Durness — 5 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Smoo Cave and Durness Beach. Balnakeil Craft Village and Wee Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Falls of Kirkaig (in Inverkirkaig), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Polin Beach, &more) and Assynt (Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum & Ardvreck Castle). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

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You can drive from Kirkwall to Durness in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Inverness — 7 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Morayvia. Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Nigg Old Church (in Nigg), Cromarty Courthouse (in Cromarty) and Invermoriston Falls (in Invermoriston). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 in Inverness, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pitlochry.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 21:

Pitlochry — 8 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Shop till you drop at Melt Gallery and Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Scone Palace and Discovery Point. Explore Pitlochry's surroundings by going to Newtonmore (Highland Folk Museum, Ruthven Barracks, &more), Kildrummy Castle (in Alford) and Ballater (Ballater Golf Club, Old Royal Station, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, don't miss a visit to Queen's View Visitor Centre, and contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry holiday planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:

Oban — 5 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Inveraray Castle and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Inveraray Jail and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Oban side-trips: Ardfern (in Ardfern), Lochgilphead (Dunadd Fort, Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks, &more) and Kilmartin (Kilmartin Museum, Carnasserie Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral, don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, and steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oban sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Oban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Oban are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

Fort William — 6 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. You'll explore and learn at West Highland Museum and Clan Cameron Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Morar (Loch Morar & Morar Beach), Mallaig (Mallaig Heritage Centre & Circular Walk) and Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail (in Glenfinnan). There's lots more to do: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary tool.

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 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:

Isle of Skye — 5 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eilean Donan Castle and The Old Man of Storr. Appreciate the collections at Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre and Trotternish Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint), Plockton (Calum's Seal Trips & Plockton Harbour) and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, and explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye route app.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Harris.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris — 6 nights

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Calanais Standing Stones and Lews Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Luskentyre Beach and Golden Road. Explore Isle of Harris' surroundings by going to Knockaird (Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve & Dun Eistean), Gearannan Blackhouse Village (in Garenin) and Stornoway (Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, An Lanntair Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Huisinis Beach, explore the galleries of The Blackhouse, see what you can catch with Hebrides Fish 'n' Trips, and kick back and relax at Scarista Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Harris online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Isle of Harris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

Glasgow — 6 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Head to Buchanan Street and The Glasgow School of Artfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Conic Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Rothesay (St Blane's Chapel, Rothesay Castle, &more), Prestwick Golf Club (in Prestwick) and Ranfurly Castle Golf Club (in Bridge of Weir). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, view the masterpieces at House for an Art Lover, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The Tall Ship Glenlee.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle of Harris to Glasgow. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:

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.

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Distilleries
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.

Perth and Kinross travel guide

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Distilleries · Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops
Perth and Kinross have one of the most developed bus networks in the country, making even the remotest corners of the region easily accessible. The area offers visitors a variety of scenic landscapes, including bleak moors, snaking lochs, tiny picturesque villages, and ancient forests. The wild beauty of this part of Scotland attracts travelers from around the world, most of whom begin their Scottish adventure in the historic town of Perth. This relaxed town is largely known for being the site of historic Scone Palace, which can be reached from the city center in minutes by car or on foot. If you venture farther out into the countryside, you can explore wooded slopes, rolling hills, and verdant river valleys.