22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
3
Kenmore
— 2 nights
4
Wick
— 1 night
5
Golspie
— 1 night
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
7
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
8
Glamis
— 3 nights
9
Dundee
— 2 nights

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 18th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of National Wallace Monument, steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, then step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at The Burrell Collection.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow tour planning app.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kenmore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Kenmore

Kenmore ©
You've now added The Scottish Crannog Centre to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Falls of Dochart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with The Birks of Aberfeldy, see human ingenuity at work at Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder, step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, then stop by Queen's View Visitor Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Chapel.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kenmore sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Kenmore in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Kenmore

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pitlochry, Falls of Dochart, The Birks of Aberfeldy
Highlights from your plan
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Grey Cairns of Camster, explore the ancient world of Hill O' Many Stanes, then don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wick trip planner.

Getting from Kenmore to Wick by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Whaligoe Steps, Grey Cairns of Camster
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

1
night
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral, play a few rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, then explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Golspie travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wick to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In July in Golspie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dornoch, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Dornoch Cathedral ©
Dornoch Cathedral

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Cawdor Castle, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

3
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blairs Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Slains Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 31st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, see the interesting displays at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum, admire the masterpieces at Aberdeen Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blairs Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St Machar's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, step into the grandiose world of Crathes Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Slains Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glamis.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Crathes Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Balmoral Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Crathes Castle ©
Crathes Castle

3
nights
Glamis

Glamis ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alyth Museum as well as Glamis Castle. On the 2nd (Fri), stop by The Quirky Cuckoo and then admire the masterpieces at Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, then make a trip to Eassie Sculptured Stone, and then get your game on at Tank Driving Scotland.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glamis vacation tool.

Drive from Aberdeen to Glamis in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Dundee.

Things to do in Glamis

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Meigle, Tank Driving Scotland, Alyth Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum ©
Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum
Alyth Museum ©
Alyth Museum

2
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Broughty Castle Museum and The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, examine the collection at Broughty Castle Museum, browse the exhibits of HMS Unicorn, then get engrossed in the history at Discovery Point, and finally contemplate the long history of St Andrews Cathedral. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of St Andrews Castle, admire the striking features of Scone Palace, then brush up on your military savvy at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Elcho Castle.

Plan my day in Dundee using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dundee is very close to Glamis. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Perth
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
Verdant Works ©
Verdant Works
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point

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