32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 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
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St. Andrews
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Aberdeen
— 8 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Stirling
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Dumfries
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Livingston
— 3 nights
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Livingston — 1 night

Livingston is the largest town in West Lothian, Scotland. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston trip tool.

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. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Livingston: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive 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, and other tourist information, read Braemar driving holiday 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 enough time to drive to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews — 1 night

Ravenscraig Castle has been added to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Braemar to St. Andrews takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Inverness Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen — 8 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Craigievar Castle, Kildrummy Castle, Edzell Castle and Garden, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Dunnottar Castle and Drum Castle, Garden and Estate. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle Fraser Garden & Estate and Crathes Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Aberdeen: Broughty Castle Museum (in Dundee) and Fyvie Castle (in Fyvie). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Slains Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aberdeen trip itinerary app.

Drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dunscaith Castle as well as Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. You've now added Inveraray Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Stalker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Inveraray Castle.

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You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 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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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 find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stirling online tour planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Stirling in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, get a dose of the wild on Skye Bird of Prey Experience, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye journey planning site.

You can drive from Stirling to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Dumfries.
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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 Caerlaverock Castle, Carlisle Castle, MacLellan's Castle, and other attractions.

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Drive from Isle of Skye to Dumfries in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Dumfries are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dumfries to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dumfries in September since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Livingston.
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Livingston — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Blackness Castle. Get some historical perspective at Rosslyn Chapel and Bothwell Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Craigmillar Castle and Craignethan Castle. See even more of Livingston: explore the historical opulence of Midhope Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston trip maker.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Livingston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel 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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