30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
St. Andrews
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Aberdeen
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Stirling
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Dumfries
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Livingston
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lochleven Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Midhope Castle, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Doune Castle (in Doune) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews — 2 nights

You've added Claypotts Castle, Broughty Castle Museum, Glamis Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of St Andrews Castle, examine the collection at Broughty Castle Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Claypotts Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Andrews trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to St. Andrews takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen — 6 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
You've added Craigievar Castle, Drum Castle, Garden and Estate, Duffus Castle Gallery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Aberdeen to go to Ballater and see Balmoral Castle, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

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Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Aberdeen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cawdor Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery, Clava Cairns, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inverness tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

You've now added Dunvegan Castle & Gardens to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 3 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Your list of things to see and do now includes Inveraray Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, and other attractions.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glencoe trip planner.

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glencoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Stirling.
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Stirling — 3 nights

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Kelpies & The Helix, Clackmannan Tower, The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, and other attractions you added.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stirling trip maker.

You can drive from Glencoe to Stirling in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dumfries.
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Dumfries — 2 nights

Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lochmaben Castle, Drumlanrig Castle, Muncaster Castle, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Drumlanrig Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Caerlaverock Castle, explore the historical opulence of Threave Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Lochmaben Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dumfries tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Stirling to Dumfries in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Stirling in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dumfries, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Livingston.
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Livingston — 4 nights

Livingston is the largest town in West Lothian, Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blackness Castle as well as Scottish Seabird Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh (about 36 minutes away).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Livingston road trip planner.

You can drive from Dumfries to Livingston in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Livingston when traveling from Dumfries in July, with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (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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