60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 8 nights
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Edinburgh
— 8 nights
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St. Andrews
— 5 nights
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Pitlochry
— 5 nights
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Oban
— 7 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 7 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 4 nights
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Aberdeen
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Glasgow — 8 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Mount Stuart. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Ayr (Belleisle Park & Heads of Ayr Farm Park), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Rothesay's Victorian Toilets (in Rothesay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, admire the striking features of Dumfries House, and take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glasgow visit planner.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Glasgow is slightly colder than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 8 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Inchcolm Abbey and Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: North Berwick (Tantallon Castle & National Museum of Flight), Linlithgow (Blackness Castle & Linlithgow Palace) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's much more to do: walk around Holyrood Park, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, and step into the grandiose world of Craigmillar Castle.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews — 5 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and The Dundee Law. Explore St. Andrews' surroundings by going to Glamis Castle (in Glamis), Falkland Palace & Garden (in Falkland) and Verdant Works (in Dundee).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Andrews trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.
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Pitlochry — 5 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Explore hidden gems such as The Scottish Crannog Centre and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Pitlochry's surroundings by going to Falls of Dochart (in Killin), Perth (The Black Watch Castle & Museum & Scone Palace) and Aberfeldy (The Birks of Aberfeldy & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Blair Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and don't miss a visit to Queen's View Visitor Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pitlochry online road trip planner.

Getting from St. Andrews to Pitlochry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oban.
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Oban — 7 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oban Distillery and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Oban side-trips: Inveraray (Inveraray Jail, Inveraray Castle, &more), Seafari Adventures (in Ellenabeich) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, explore the historical opulence of Duart Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganavan Sands, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Conan’s Kirk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oban online route planner.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Oban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 4 nights

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ben Nevis and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort William tour planner.

You can drive from Oban to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 7 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Quiraing and Calum's Seal Trips. Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, explore the activities along Portree Harbour, and relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort George and River Ness. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig) and Loch an Eilein (in Aviemore). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cawdor Castle, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkwall.
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Kirkwall, Mainland — 4 nights

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skara Brae and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Highland Park Distillery, surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered, and contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall day trip planning tool.

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen — 6 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dunnottar Castle and The Gordon Highlanders Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Crathes Castle (in Banchory), Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead) and Glenury Viaduct (in Stonehaven). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Muick, sample the tasty concoctions at BrewDog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Glenfiddich Distillery, and admire the natural beauty at David Welch Winter Gardens.

For maps and other tourist information, read Aberdeen trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. September in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough 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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