27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

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27 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  29​h
1
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Applecross
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Roslin
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oban War & Peace Museum and West Highland Museum. Inveraray Jail and Glenfinnan Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray), Ballachulish Slate Quarry (in Ballachulish) and Neptune's Staircase (in Banavie). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, stop by Woodland Pottery, make a trip to McCaig's Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oban day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Oban is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Oban, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Oban at 11°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Inveraray, Fort William, Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Woodland Pottery
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Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

3
nights
Applecross

Applecross ©
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and Land Sea and Islands Centre. Shop till you drop at Applecross Photographic Gallery and All The Goodness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Applecross: Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg), Morar Beach (in Morar) and John O' Groats (in Airor). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, take an in-depth tour of Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Applecross attractions site .

Getting from Oban to Applecross by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Applecross when traveling from Oban in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Applecross

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, John O' Groats, Morar Beach, Inverewe Garden, Russian Arctic Convoy Museum
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Trotternish Art Gallery or Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge. Skye Museum of Island Life and Skyebluegallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, explore and take pictures at The Oyster Shed, and don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye journey maker .

Traveling by car from Applecross to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. In November in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums
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Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Ardvreck Castle and Castle Varrich will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at RhueArt and Lotte Glob. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles), Aultbea (Russian Arctic Convoy Project & Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, admire the landmark architecture of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, explore the ancient world of Dun Dornaigil Broch, and make a trip to Kylesku Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ullapool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Ullapool takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Isle of Skye in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Ullapool, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durness, Assynt, Aultbea, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Sandwood Bay Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Castle Varrich ©
Castle Varrich

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
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 Highland Folk Museum and Fort George. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort Augustus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Seaweed n Stuff (in Rockfield), Cromarty (St Regulus & Gallery48) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Cromarty, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Fort Augustus
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Fort George
Fort George
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

1
night
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 21st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Pier Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, then steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, and finally delve into the distant past at Maeshowe.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stromness road trip site .

Fly from Inverness to Stromness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Stromness can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Roslin.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Stenness
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

1
night
Roslin

Roslin ©
Roslin is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and then have fun at Don Coyote Outdoor Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Roslin trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Roslin with the Route module. Traveling from Stromness in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Roslin, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Roslin

Fun & Games Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre ©
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Discovery Point and National Museum of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glamis Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the exciting artwork at Urbane Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh visit planner .

Edinburgh is very close to Roslin. In November, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Discovery Point, Glamis Castle
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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