36 days in Scotland Itinerary

36 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Golspie
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Lochinver
— 4 nights
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Gairloch
— 4 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aviemore (Loch an Eilein & Cairngorm Brewery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Ninians Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary maker tool.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:

Golspie

— 3 nights
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Go for a jaunt from Golspie to Helmsdale to see River Helmsdale about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tee off at Brora Golf Club, appreciate the history behind Duke of Sutherland Monument, kick back and relax at Brora Beach, and stop by Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Golspie trip builder app.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach), Kyle Of Tongue Tongue (in Tongue) and Farr Beach (in Bettyhill). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, get curious at Durness Deep Time, tee off at Durness Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Golspie to Durness in 2 hours. April in Durness sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Lochinver

— 4 nights
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, &more) and RhueArt (in Rhue). There's still lots to do: stroll through Achmelvich Beach, make a trip to Clachtoll Broch, explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Culag Woods.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lochinver day trip planning app.

You can drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. April in Lochinver sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Gairloch

— 4 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe), Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig) and Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and explore the striking landscape at Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gairloch journey builder.

Drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kyle of Lochalsh side-trips: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint) and See The Highlands (in Lochcarron).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh online trip planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Seafari Adventures (in Ellenabeich). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Stirling Castle (in Stirling), Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and Conic Hill (in Balmaha). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip app.

Drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:

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.