22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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22 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23 h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pittenweem
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Anstruther
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Ballater
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Stonehaven
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
7
Elgin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Dornoch
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Thurso
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Ullapool
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Plockton
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
15
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
drive:  2 h
16
Invergarry
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
17
Fort Augustus
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
18
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
19
Glenfinnan
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
20
Glencoe Village
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
21
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
22
Killin
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
23
Stirling
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
24
Linlithgow
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
25
Melrose
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
26
Peebles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
27
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Reykjavik

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

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Perth, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pittenweem.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Nature Museums
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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Pittenweem

Pittenweem
Pittenweem is a fishing village and civil parish in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pittenweem vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Pittenweem takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Anstruther.

Things to do in Pittenweem

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Anstruther

Anstruther
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anstruther attractions tool .

Anstruther is just a short distance from Pittenweem. August in Anstruther sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Perth.

Things to do in Anstruther

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Perth

Perth
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ninian's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth route builder app .

Traveling by car from Anstruther to Perth takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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Ballater

Ballater
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. To find out how to plan a trip to Ballater, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Perth to Ballater in 2 hours. August in Ballater sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Stonehaven on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Ballater

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Stonehaven

Stonehaven
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Plan a trip to Stonehaven easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Ballater to Stonehaven in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Stonehaven can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Elgin.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Elgin trip maker website .

You can drive from Stonehaven to Elgin in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Elgin

Historic Sites
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Duffus Castle ©
Duffus Castle

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Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Elgin to Inverness by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will leave for Dornoch on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dornoch trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Inverness to Dornoch by car takes about an hour. August in Dornoch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

1
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Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Thurso online travel route planner .

You can drive from Dornoch to Thurso in 1.5 hours. August in Thurso sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Durness.
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Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head

1
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durness road trip site .

Traveling by car from Thurso to Durness takes 2 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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Ullapool

Ullapool
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ullapool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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Gairloch

Gairloch
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch trip planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Gairloch by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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Plockton

Plockton
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plockton travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Plockton takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Plockton

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
Isle of Skye is known for nature, historic sites, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel route planner.

You can drive from Plockton to Isle of Skye in 2 hours. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Invergarry on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Invergarry

Invergarry
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Invergarry route tool .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Invergarry with the Route module. In September in Invergarry, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Invergarry

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort Augustus day trip app .

Fort Augustus is very close to Invergarry. In September in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

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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. For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip tool .

Getting from Fort Augustus to Fort William by car takes about an hour. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Glenfinnan day trip site .

Glenfinnan is just a stone's throw from Fort William. September in Glenfinnan sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village
Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Glencoe Village driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Glenfinnan to Glencoe Village takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Glencoe Village can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Ballachulish on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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Ballachulish

Ballachulish
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ballachulish trip builder app .

Ballachulish is just a stone's throw from Glencoe Village. In September in Ballachulish, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Killin.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Killin

Killin
Killin is a village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling (formerly Perthshire), Scotland.The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Killin trip builder website .

Getting from Ballachulish to Killin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Stirling.

Things to do in Killin

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Stirling trip tool .

Traveling by car from Killin to Stirling takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Linlithgow.

Things to do in Stirling

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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Linlithgow

Linlithgow
Linlithgow is a royal burgh in West Lothian, Scotland. For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Linlithgow day trip planning site .

Linlithgow is just a stone's throw from Stirling. In September, daily temperatures in Linlithgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melrose.

Things to do in Linlithgow

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Melrose

Melrose
Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Melrose road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Linlithgow to Melrose takes 1.5 hours. September in Melrose sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Peebles.

Things to do in Melrose

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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Peebles

Peebles
Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Peebles day trip planning site .

You can drive from Melrose to Peebles in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Peebles are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Peebles

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
Explore Edinburgh further: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greyfriars Kirk.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planner.

Drive from Peebles to Edinburgh in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard

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