60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 9 nights
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Glasgow
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 7 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 5 nights
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Gairloch
— 7 nights
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Ullapool
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 6 nights
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Wick
— 5 nights
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Inverness
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Edinburgh — 9 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Glentress Forest in Peebles--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

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Durham, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 6 nights

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: Argaty Red Kites (in Doune), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Phoenix Falconry (in Blackford). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 7 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and hike along Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William vacation planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kyle of Lochalsh side-trips: Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross), Ratagan Pass Viewpoint (in Ratagan) and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh journey planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gairloch.
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Gairloch — 7 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe) and Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, stroll through Red Point Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gairloch tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In June in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ullapool.
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Ullapool — 6 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Lochinver (Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch & Achmelvich Beach), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay, take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, and hike along Ullapool Hill.

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You can drive from Gairloch to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Durness — 6 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Sandwood Bay Beach, &more), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Stack, and learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time.

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Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Wick.
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Wick — 5 nights

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wick: Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster), Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats) and Brora (Brora Beach & Clynelish Distillery). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, stroll through Dunnet Bay, step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and make a trip to Whaligoe Steps.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wick attractions tool.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 8 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

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You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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