45 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

45 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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

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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 Lost Valley Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian). There's still lots to do: hike along Devil's Staircase, 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 · Nature

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Valley
Glen Coe
4.9
Wildlife Area
Glen Etive
4.8

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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Visit Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and Samalaman Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Mallaig's surroundings by going to Sanna Bay (in Kilchoan), All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve) and Plodda Falls (in Tomich). There's much more to do: hike along Circular Walk, play a few rounds at Traigh Golf Course, and take in the dramatic natural features at Loch Morar.

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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 · Nature

Side Trips

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5
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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 Brora Beach and Nairn Beach. Get outdoors at Cairngorms National Park and Rosemarkie Beach. 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). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls, look for gifts at Coast Candle Co., take in the exciting artwork at Gallery48, and tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nairn online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mallaig to Nairn takes 3 hours. May in Nairn sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Nairn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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National Park
Cairngorms National Park
4.8
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Beach
Brora Beach
4.8

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 Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Dog Falls (in Tomich). 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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5
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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 Culag Woods. Relax by the water at Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Scourie Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lochinver: Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Ullapool (Inverpolly Nature Reserve, Lael Forest Walks, &more) and Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay, and cruise along Drumbeg Loop.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lochinver travel planner.

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

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Must see
Achmelvich Beach
4.9
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Beach
Scourie Bay
4.7

5
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Durness Beach and Balnakeil Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sandwood Bay Beach and Polin 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 Sango Bay, 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 · Nature

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Must see
Durness Beach
5.0
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Beach
Sango Bay
4.9

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

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 BobCat Alpacas. 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 · Parks
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Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
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Geologic Formation
Arthur's Seat
4.8
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Must see
BobCat Alpacas
4.9

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London

London ©

The Square Mile

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 Platinum Training. 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 · Parks · Tours

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Art Museum
National Gallery
4.7
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.9
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Outdoor Activity
Platinum Training
5.0

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