24 days in Scotland Itinerary

24 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Aviemore
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Aviemore
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Aviemore

— 5 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for winter sports, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Rothiemurchus, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Aviemore is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Aviemore. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get colder in Aviemore: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Balnakeil Beach as well as Sango Bay. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Bay, then view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Durness tour builder app.

Drive from Aviemore to Durness in 3 hours. September in Durness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Drumnadrochit

— 2 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Your day by day itinerary now includes Castle Cruises Loch Ness. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a tour by water with Castle Cruises Loch Ness, make a trip to Village Green, then admire the landmark architecture of Fort Augustus War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then savor a hot drink at Nessieland, then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit vacation site.

You can drive from Durness to Drumnadrochit in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort William

— 3 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. When in Fort William, make a side trip to see Highland Titles Nature Reserve in Duror, approximately Duror away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William travel tool.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rabbie's. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Homeless Jesus Statue, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Queen Anne Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Falkirk Wheel.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.