60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh
— 9 nights
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Fort William
— 8 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 4 nights
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Gairloch
— 6 nights
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Lochinver
— 6 nights
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Wick
— 5 nights
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Golspie
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 11 nights
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Glasgow — 7 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Dunblane Museum (in Dunblane), Conic Hill (in Balmaha) and Firkin Point (in Inverbeg). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

New York City, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Glasgow, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Glasgow at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Elie Beach (in Elie). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker site.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 8 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Glencoe & Dalness (in Glencoe), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, trek along Devil's Staircase, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort William journey maker site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kyle of Lochalsh side-trips: Ratagan Pass Viewpoint (in Ratagan), Reraig Forest (in Strathcarron) and Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gairloch.
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Gairloch — 6 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Ullapool (Falls of Measach & Corrieshalloch Gorge) and Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Gairloch Sitooterie, make a trip to Solas Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lochinver.
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Lochinver — 6 nights

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Polin Beach), Ullapool (The Bone Caves, Ullapool Hill, &more) and Durness (Cairn House Gallery, Durness Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with North Coast Sea Tours, explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay, cruise along Drumbeg Loop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wick.
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Wick — 5 nights

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.
Explore Wick's surroundings by going to Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet), Thurso (Geise Farm Activities & North Point Distillery) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). There's much more to do: take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinclair's Bay, and see the interesting displays at Castlehill Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wick tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Wick takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Golspie.
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Golspie — 3 nights

Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Change things up with a short trip to River Helmsdale in Helmsdale (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, hike along Big Burn Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre.

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Traveling by car from Wick to Golspie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 11 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig), Aviemore (Loch Morlich, Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, &more) and Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and explore the galleries of Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness online holiday builder.

Getting from Golspie to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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