30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport, Drive to Livingston
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Livingston
— 1 night
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Braemar
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Andrews
— 1 night
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Aberdeen
— 8 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
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Dumfries
— 3 nights
Drive
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Livingston
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Livingston — 1 night

Livingston is the largest town in West Lothian, Scotland. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Livingston trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Livingston is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Livingston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect nights in Livingston to be slightly colder, around 47°F, while days are cooler, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Braemar.
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Braemar — 1 night

Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58mi west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Braemar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Livingston to Braemar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Ravenscraig Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Andrews tour planning website.

Getting from Braemar to St. Andrews by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. September in St. Andrews sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Aberdeen.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Aberdeen — 8 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Corgarff Castle, Craigievar Castle, Kildrummy Castle, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dunnottar Castle and Braemar Castle. Popular historic sites such as Castle Fraser Garden & Estate and Crathes Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fyvie Castle (in Fyvie), Drum Castle, Garden and Estate (in Banchory) and Broughty Castle Museum (in Dundee). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Slains Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen trip maker tool.

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 13:

Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've added Brodie Castle, Spynie Palace, Clava Cairns, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Urquhart Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Castle. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dunscaith Castle as well as Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then explore the historical opulence of Dunscaith Castle.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh trip builder tool.

Drive from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Your day by day itinerary now includes Inveraray Castle. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Stalker.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencoe day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Stirling.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Stirling — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Clackmannan Tower as well as Castle Campbell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stirling trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Stirling takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Stirling, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dumfries.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Dumfries — 3 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 Morton Castle, Caerlaverock Castle, Carlisle Castle, and other attractions.

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

Drive from Stirling to Dumfries in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Livingston.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Livingston — 3 nights

Blackness Castle has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and Craigmillar Castle. Get some historical perspective at Craignethan Castle and Midhope Castle. Step out of Livingston with an excursion to Bothwell Castle in Uddingston--about 44 minutes away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston trip app.

Getting from Dumfries to Livingston by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Dumfries in September, Livingston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip site.

Drive from Livingston to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back 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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Dumfries and Galloway travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Specialty Museums
The mild climate and gentle landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway unavoidably influence the region’s culture, history, and everyday life. The region includes three National Scenic Areas, with numerous short- and long-distance walking paths and mountain bike trails. The rolling hills and lush valleys of this area hide some of the country’s most idyllic towns. This is one of Scotland’s sunniest regions, boasting some of the finest gardens in the entire country. Long accustomed to welcoming tourists from around the globe, even the smallest of the region’s attractions often include a convenient visitor center and a small local museum.
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