28 days in Scotland Itinerary

28 days in Scotland Itinerary

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28 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
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Edinburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Culross
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
3
Falkland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Mallaig
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Glenfinnan
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
8
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
9
Glencoe Village
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
10
Oban
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Luss
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Stirling
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
13
Falkirk
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
14
Linlithgow
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
16
Nairn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
17
Aviemore
— 2 nights
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Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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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 (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

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Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Culross.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Nature
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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Culross

Culross
Culross is a village and former royal burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland.According to the 2006 estimate, the village has a population of 395. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Culross Abbey and then admire the striking features of The Royal Burgh of Culross.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Culross takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Culross are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Culross

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Falkland

Falkland ©
Falkland is a village, parish and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland at the foot of the Lomond Hills. Falkland is known for parks, nightlife, nature, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Blairadam Forest Trails, walk around Lochore Meadows Country Park, trek along Maspie Den, and shop like a local with Maspie House Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Falkland trip tool .

Traveling by car from Culross to Falkland takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Falkland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kelty, Leslie, The Bunnet Stane, Birnie Loch, Portmoak Church
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Falkland Palace & Garden ©
Falkland Palace & Garden
Birnie Loch ©
Birnie Loch
Maspie Den ©
Maspie Den

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Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, then examine the collection at Atholl Country Life Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry road trip tool .

You can drive from Falkland to Pitlochry in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Queen's View Visitor Centre ©
Queen's View Visitor Centre
Edradour Distillery ©
Edradour Distillery

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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 23rd (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Inverness road trip planner.

Getting from Pitlochry to Inverness by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mallaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Chlachain Inn has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): raise your glass at Chlachain Inn. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, then explore the ancient world of Castle Tioram, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mallaig online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Mallaig takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camusdarach Beach, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Castle Tioram
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glenfinnan trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Mallaig to Glenfinnan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for Fort William on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fort William

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 25th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary planner .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glenfinnan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

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Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glencoe Village road trip website .

Glencoe Village is just a short distance from Fort William. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glen Coe
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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Oban

Oban
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban trip planning website .

Drive from Glencoe Village to Oban in an hour. August in Oban sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll set off for Dunblane on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Oban

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Luss

Luss ©
Luss is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Step out of Luss with an excursion to Loch Eck in Loch Eck--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Luss Village Paths, see the interesting displays at Clan Colquhoun Heritage & Visitor Centre, identify plant and animal life at Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Luss Parish Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luss route planner.

Getting from Oban to Luss by car takes about 2 hours. August in Luss sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Luss

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Carrick Golf Club & Spa, Loch Eck
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Loch Lomond Faerie Trail ©
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
Loch Eck ©
Loch Eck
Inverbeg Galleries ©
Inverbeg Galleries

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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Stirling is known for historic sites, wildlife, breweries & distilleries, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, steep yourself in history at Rob Roy's Grave, hike along Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, and pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stirling day trip website .

You can drive from Luss to Stirling in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Stirling are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Falkirk.

Things to do in Stirling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, Loch Katrine
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Loch Lomond ©
Loch Lomond
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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Falkirk

Falkirk
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Falkirk vacation site .

Falkirk is just a short distance from Stirling. In August, daily temperatures in Falkirk can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Linlithgow.

Things to do in Falkirk

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Linlithgow

Linlithgow ©
Linlithgow is a royal burgh in West Lothian, Scotland. Linlithgow is known for historic sites, parks, museums, golf, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace, play a few rounds at Kingsfield Golf Centre, walk around Beecraigs Country Park, and get outside with Linlithgow Loch.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Linlithgow trip planner.

Linlithgow is just a stone's throw from Falkirk. In August in Linlithgow, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Linlithgow

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bo'ness
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Kingsfield Golf Centre ©
Kingsfield Golf Centre
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Linlithgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nairn.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nairn: Elgin Cathedral (in Elgin), Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown) and The Macallan (in Easter Elchies). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, experience rural life at Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Brodie Castle, and enjoy some diversion at Bowhunter Archery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nairn holiday planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Nairn in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nairn are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Nairn

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glenfiddich Distillery, Elgin Cathedral, The Macallan Distillery Experience, Brodie Castle
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm ©
Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club ©
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You've now added Working Sheepdogs to your itinerary. When in Aviemore, make a side trip to see Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at The Old Packhorse Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Aviemore trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Nairn to Aviemore in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Aviemore are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highland Folk Museum, Working Sheepdogs
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Working Sheepdogs ©
Working Sheepdogs

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