60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Pitlochry
— 6 nights
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Oban
— 7 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 8 nights
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Inverness
— 7 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 5 nights
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Glasgow
— 11 nights
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Edinburgh
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Pitlochry — 6 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Visit Scone Palace and The Birks of Aberfeldy for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blair Castle & Gardens and Edradour Distillery. Explore Pitlochry's surroundings by going to Glamis Castle (in Glamis), Kenmore (Greenland Stone Circle & The Scottish Crannog Centre) and Falls of Dochart (in Killin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The Hermitage Woodland Walk, examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, and look for gifts at Honest Thistle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry road trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Pitlochry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Pitlochry due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oban.
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Oban — 7 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Step off the beaten path and head to Inveraray Castle and St. Conan’s Kirk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duart Castle and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Get out of town with these interesting Oban side-trips: The Macquarie Mausoleum (in Gruline), The Square Peg (in Lochgilphead) and Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, explore the activities along Loch Katrine, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oban day trip app.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Oban, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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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. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort William online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oban to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 8 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Eilean Donan Castle and Neist Point. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Caisteal Maol. Explore Isle of Skye's surroundings by going to Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Claigan Coral Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye road trip tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 7 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Cawdor Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dornoch (Dornoch Beach & Janet Horne Memorial Stone), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and The Falls of Foyers (in Foyers). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort George, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inverness travel planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kirkwall.
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Kirkwall, Mainland — 5 nights

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Step off the beaten path and head to Skara Brae and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm. Visit Saint Magnus Cathedral and Earl's Palace for their historical value. Step out of Kirkwall with an excursion to Yesnaby Cliffs in Stromness--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Highland Park Distillery, surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered, and steep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkwall trip planning website.

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Inverness in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 11 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
The Necropolis and Drumlanrig Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Culzean Castle and Mount Stuart. Venture out of the city with trips to Granny Kempock Stone (in Gourock), Stirling (Mar's Wark, National Wallace Monument, &more) and Rothesay (Bute Military Museum & Rothesay's Victorian Toilets). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Kirkwall in July, expect nights in Glasgow to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Grassmarket. St Andrews Cathedral and Dean Village will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Melrose (Melrose Abbey & Abbotsford), Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Jedburgh Abbey) and St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, walk around Holyrood Park, explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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