61 days in Scotland Itinerary

61 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 8 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Fort William
— 8 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 4 nights
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Gairloch
— 7 nights
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Ullapool
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Thurso
— 7 nights
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Inverness
— 8 nights
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Edinburgh — 8 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Pittenweem Fishermen’s Memorial (in Pittenweem), Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Glentress Forest (in Peebles). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website.

Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 20:

Glasgow — 7 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: Phoenix Falconry (in Blackford), Wreckspeditions (in Dunoon) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, walk around Pollok Country Park, and identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow tour planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:

Fort William — 8 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Fort Augustus (General Wade’s Military Roads, Fort Augustus War Memorial, &more) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and trek along Devil's Staircase.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 5:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyle of Lochalsh: Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Strathcarron (Fuar Tholl & Reraig Forest).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

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: Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg), Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe) and Beinn Liath Mhor (in Strathcarron). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gairloch trip builder.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In July in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Ullapool.
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Ullapool — 6 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Lochinver (Suilven Sea Charters, Little Assynt Estate, &more), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, trek along Lael Forest Walks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip website.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

Durness — 5 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sango Bay, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, browse the exhibits of Wee Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Durness route builder site.

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Thurso.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Thurso — 7 nights

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thurso: Bettyhill (Farr Beach, Strathnaver Museum, &more), Brora (Brora Golf Club, Brora Beach, &more) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thurso trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Thurso takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Thurso can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:

Inverness — 8 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (in Aviemore), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Boat of Garten (Loch Garten Nature Reserve & Boat of Garten Community Garden). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and relax in the rural setting at Working Sheepdogs.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Thurso to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 11:

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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