42 days in Scotland Itinerary

42 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Carlisle
Drive:  1 h
1
Dumfries
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Maybole
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Fort William
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Inverness
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Aberfeldy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Edinburgh
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Peebles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Jedburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Berwick upon Tweed

1
night
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at 7stanes - Mabie, then take an in-depth tour of Dumfries Museum, then admire the sheer force of River Nith, and finally stroll around Dock Park Dumfries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Dalscone Farm Fun, then steep yourself in history at Robert Burns House, then examine the collection at Robert Burns Mausoleum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crichton Memorial Church.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dumfries journey website.

Carlisle to Dumfries is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dumfries are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maybole.

Things to do in Dumfries

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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7stanes - Mabie ©
7stanes - Mabie
Dock Park Dumfries ©
Dock Park Dumfries
River Nith ©
River Nith

2
nights
Maybole

Maybole ©
Maybole HistoryMaybole has Middle Ages roots, receiving a charter from Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick in 1193. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blairquhan Castle, then head outdoors with Loch Doon, and then relax in the rural setting at Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Turnberry Adventures, play a few rounds at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A D Rattray Whisky Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maybole day trip website.

Traveling by car from Dumfries to Maybole takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Maybole can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Maybole

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Turnberry, A D Rattray Whisky Shop, Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest, Loch Doon
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A D Rattray Whisky Shop ©
A D Rattray Whisky Shop
Blairquhan Castle ©
Blairquhan Castle
Loch Doon ©
Loch Doon

2
nights
Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Tennents Wellpark Brewery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Clydeside Distillery, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip builder site.

You can drive from Maybole to Glasgow in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Food Tours
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Tennents Wellpark Brewery ©
Tennents Wellpark Brewery

7
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Ben Nevis. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish), St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe) and Oban Distillery (in Oban). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and cruise along Road to the Isles.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Inchree Waterfalls, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, St. Conan’s Kirk, Oban Distillery
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
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 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portree Parish Church, look for gifts at Skye Batiks, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, then snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Plockton Harbour, Eilean Donan Castle
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Plockton Harbour ©
Plockton Harbour

7
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Ness and Culloden Battlefield. Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Plodda Falls in Tomich, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder website.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Isle of Skye in February since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Black Isle Brewery, Culloden Battlefield, Plodda Falls, Rosemarkie Beach
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George

2
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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 23rd (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Packhorse Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Carrbridge Artists Studio, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then stroll through Loch Morlich, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aviemore trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Aviemore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberfeldy.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Zipline

3
nights
Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. Step off the beaten path and head to The Scottish Crannog Centre and Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery. Step out of Aberfeldy to go to Dunkeld and see Off-Road Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with County Clays, take in the exciting artwork at Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tay Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Falls of Bruar.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aberfeldy road trip site.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Aberfeldy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Kenmore, Falls of Bruar
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Off-Road Tours
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery ©
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Pickering's Gin Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: St. Andrews (The Kelpie Maquettes, St Andrews West Sands Beach, &more) and Pittencrieff Park (in Dunfermline). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and walk around Holyrood Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip builder website.

You can drive from Aberfeldy to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Peebles.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Forth Bridge, Pittencrieff Park
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Photography Tours

3
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Peebles

Peebles ©
Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Don Coyote Outdoor Centre, grab your bike and head to Glentress Forest, and then stroll through Tweed Valley Railway Path. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Peebles Quadrangle, then grab your bike and head to 7stanes - Innerleithen, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Peebles day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Peebles takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Peebles can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Peebles

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

7stanes - Innerleithen, Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
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Glentress Forest ©
Glentress Forest
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre ©
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Jedburgh

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jedburgh Abbey and The Waterloo Monument. The adventure continues: get outside with P & S Dorricott, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodside Walled Garden, pause for some photo ops at William Wallace Statue, and look for gifts at Heart of the Borders.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jedburgh route builder.

Drive from Peebles to Jedburgh in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Jedburgh can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kelso, Hawick, William Wallace Statue
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Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Monteviot House and Gardens ©
Monteviot House and Gardens
William Wallace Statue ©
William Wallace Statue

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