23 days in Scotland Itinerary

23 days in Scotland Itinerary

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23 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Nairn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Edinburgh
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai


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2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 30th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Glasgow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Glasgow at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Stirling Castle
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, then appreciate the history behind McCaigs Tower Oban, and finally make a trip to McCaig's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then have fun at Stramash - Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oban trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Glasgow to Oban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow in June, you will find days in Oban are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Oban

Museums Tours Adventure
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Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, stroll through Lost Valley Trail, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village trip planning tool .

Getting from Oban to Glencoe Village by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

2
nights
Fort William

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. On the 5th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe Village. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail
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Climbing Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

3
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr and then steep yourself in history at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye day trip tool .

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along River Ness, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip maker tool .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . On the 15th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Dalmore Distillery. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, then tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dornoch Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Golspie day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Golspie takes 1.5 hours. In June in Golspie, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nairn.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Dornoch, The Dalmore Distillery
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Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk

2
nights
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Nairn Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Benromach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Findhorn Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nairn road trip planning website .

You can drive from Golspie to Nairn in 1.5 hours. In June in Nairn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Nairn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Forres
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Nairn Museum ©
Nairn Museum

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Footdee (Fittie), then take in nature's colorful creations at David Welch Winter Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Balmedie Beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Aberdeen trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Nairn to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. June in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
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David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Room Escape Games

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

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You can take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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