21 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

21 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Turnberry
— 1 night
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Oban
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Plockton
— 2 nights
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Inverness
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Stirling
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Falkirk
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Gullane
— 1 night
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Perth
— 1 night
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Dundee
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St. Andrews
— 2 nights
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Carnoustie
— 1 night
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Dunfermline
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London
— 3 nights
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Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glasgow road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In July, Glasgow is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turnberry.
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Turnberry — 1 night

On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Culzean Castle, experience rural life at Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest, and then tee off at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turnberry trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Glasgow to Turnberry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Turnberry sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Oban.
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Oban — 1 night

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cast your line with Argyll-Sea Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Turnberry to Oban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Turnberry in July, expect nights in Oban to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 19th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Claigan Coral Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip maker.

Traveling by car from Oban to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plockton.
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Plockton — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens and then make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle and then get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Plockton sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Plockton takes an hour. In July in Plockton, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 23rd (Wed), see a show at Northern Meeting Park and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inverness vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Plockton to Inverness in 2 hours. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Stirling.
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Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stirling online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Stirling in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stirling are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Falkirk.
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Falkirk

Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Falkirk itinerary planner.

Falkirk is very close to Stirling. July in Falkirk sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip site.

You can drive from Falkirk to Edinburgh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gullane.
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Gullane — 1 night

Gullane is a town on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gullane Beach and then play a few rounds at Gullane Golf Club.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gullane online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Gullane takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gullane can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.
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Perth — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, then learn insider's secrets on Lindores Abbey Ruins, and then awaken your taste buds at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth trip website.

You can drive from Gullane to Perth in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dundee.
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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dundee journey site.

Traveling by car from Perth to Dundee takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dundee can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for St. Andrews on the 27th (Sun).
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St. Andrews — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrews Cathedral, tee off at St Andrews Links, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Artery St Andrews, then head off the coast to Isle of May National Nature Reserve, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan trip to St. Andrews with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

St. Andrews is just a short distance from Dundee. Traveling from Dundee in July, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in St. Andrews. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carnoustie.
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Carnoustie — 1 night

Carnoustie is a town and former police burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): play a few rounds at Panmure Golf Club and then play a few rounds at Carnoustie Golf Links.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carnoustie online vacation planner.

Getting from St. Andrews to Carnoustie by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dunfermline.
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Dunfermline

Dunfermline is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground 3mi from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dunfermline sightseeing planner.

Getting from Carnoustie to Dunfermline by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to London.
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London — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then admire the striking features of Tower of London, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip planning app.

Getting from Dunfermline to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, London is somewhat warmer than Dunfermline - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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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