45 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

45 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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Ballachulish
— 4 nights
2
Mallaig
— 4 nights
3
Nairn
— 5 nights
4
Gairloch
— 6 nights
5
Lochinver
— 5 nights
6
Durness
— 5 nights
7
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
8
London
— 8 nights

4
nights
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Step out of the city life by going to Glen Coe and Devil's Staircase. Venture out of the city with trips to Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's still lots to do: hike along Lost Valley Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way, admire the sheer force of The Meeting of the Three Waters, and identify plant and animal life at Glencoe Lochan.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ballachulish trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Ballachulish is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Ballachulish. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Ballachulish reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mallaig.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Glencoe, North Ballachulish, West Highland Way, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Relax by the water at Camusdarach Beach and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands). Get outdoors at Morar Beach and Sanna Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mallaig: Plodda Falls (in Tomich) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circular Walk, explore the activities along Loch Morar, and play a few rounds at Traigh Golf Course.

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You can drive from Ballachulish to Mallaig in 1.5 hours. In May in Mallaig, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nairn.

Things to do in Mallaig

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Arisaig, Sanna Bay, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Plodda Falls, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Loch Morar ©
Loch Morar

5
nights
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nairn Beach and Brora Beach. Get outdoors at Cairngorms National Park and Fairy Glen Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Nairn: Castle Stuart Golf Links (in Dalcross), Embo Beach (in Embo) and Golspie (Big Burn Walk & Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery48.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairn trip builder app.

You can drive from Mallaig to Nairn in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Nairn

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Rosemarkie, Golspie, Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorms National Park
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Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

6
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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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Maree and Walking and Wildlife Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon), Dog Falls (in Tomich) and Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, tee off at Gairloch Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nairn to Gairloch takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Beinn Alligin, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Red Point Beach
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

5
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Explore Lochinver's surroundings by going to Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Ullapool (Inverpolly Nature Reserve, Lael Forest Walks, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Culag Woods, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, take a memorable drive along Drumbeg Loop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lochinver vacation planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In June in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kylesku Bridge, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Durness Beach and Polin Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sandwood Bay Beach and Rispond Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Bettyhill (Farr Beach & Farr Stone) and Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, Head underground at Smoo Cave, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Bettyhill
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder app.

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas

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London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Tooting Common. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

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Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 29:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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