30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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30 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Stonehaven
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Roslin
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Inveraray
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Dundee
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Nairn
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Provand's Lordship, get engrossed in the history at Hunterian Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow travel itinerary planner .

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 changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get cooler in Glasgow: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Provand's Lordship ©
Provand's Lordship

1
night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village vacation planning website .

Getting from Glasgow to Glencoe Village by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor

1
night
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 3rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner .

Fort William is very close to Glencoe Village. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Commando Museum
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Dunrobin Castle and Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally explore the activities along River Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary builder site .

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Fort George
Fort George
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, then get outside with Skye Adventure, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Columba's Isle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye travel route planning website .

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
St. Columba's Isle ©
St. Columba's Isle

3
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Old Aberdeen. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Tolquhon Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Sands of Forvie, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newburgh Seals Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Aberdeen in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ellon, Admiralty Gateway, Newburgh Seals Beach, RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, St John's Church from Gardenstown
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Old Aberdeen ©
Old Aberdeen
Admiralty Gateway ©
Admiralty Gateway
Tolquhon Castle ©
Tolquhon Castle

1
night
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. You've now added Dunnottar Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Fowlsheugh, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dunnottar Woods. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms, enjoy the sand and surf at Stonehaven Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tolbooth Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Stonehaven Tollbooth Musuem, and finally steep yourself in history at The Burns Memorial garden.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stonehaven online driving holiday planner .

Stonehaven is just a short distance from Aberdeen. June in Stonehaven sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Beaches Parks Museums
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Stonehaven Beach ©
Stonehaven Beach
The Church of St James the Great ©
The Church of St James the Great
Tolbooth Museum ©
Tolbooth Museum

2
nights
Roslin

Roslin ©
Roslin is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh. You've now added Rosslyn Chapel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Mining Museum Scotland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Penicuik House, then make a trip to Arniston House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Roslin Battle Site.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Roslin trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Stonehaven to Roslin in 2.5 hours. In June in Roslin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 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 Roslin

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Roslin Battle Site, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Neth Hill Border Collies, Penicuik House, National Mining Museum Scotland
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
National Mining Museum Scotland ©
National Mining Museum Scotland

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Holyrood Park. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, and see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh sightseeing planning website .

Edinburgh is just a short distance from Roslin. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Ullapool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, contemplate the waterfront views at The Minch, then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ullapool day trip website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ullapool takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Inveraray.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Trails
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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Ullapool Museum ©
Ullapool Museum
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill

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Inveraray

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Loch Eck, take a memorable drive along Old Castle Lachlan, then admire the natural beauty at Crarae Garden Argyll, and finally steep yourself in history at Auchindrain Township. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Inveraray Bell Tower, get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fyne Ales.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inveraray day trip planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Inveraray by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Inveraray can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cairndow, Loch Eck
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Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Auchindrain Township ©
Auchindrain Township

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Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 22nd (Sat), make a trip to Bash Street and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of HMS Unicorn, then take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Howff Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Verdant Works.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dundee trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Inveraray to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dundee are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairn.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
Verdant Works ©
Verdant Works

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nights
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get your game on at Bowhunter Archery, then steep yourself in history at Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, then look for gifts at Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop, and finally tee off at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm, see the interesting displays at Nairn Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church, then examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Regulus.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nairn route app .

Drive from Dundee to Nairn in 3 hours. Traveling from Dundee in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nairn, with lows of 9°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairn

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Cromarty, Nigg Old Church
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse

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