24 days in Scotland Itinerary

24 days in Scotland Itinerary

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24 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Alnwick
train:  1​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gardenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Glasgow
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Kelpies, Callendar House, Linlithgow Palace, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Visit Palace of Holyroodhouse and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday maker website .

Alnwick to Edinburgh is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Falkirk, Linlithgow Palace
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Coast Tours, Kilchurn Castle, St. Conan’s Kirk, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument. When in Oban, make a side trip to see Ben Nevis in Fort William, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Oban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect nights in Oban to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, St. Conan’s Kirk, Ben Nevis, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Kilchurn Castle
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

2
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Cruise Loch Ness and Fort Augustus Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey and then get a new perspective on things with Cruise Loch Ness. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle and then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Oban to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clava Cairns as well as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cawdor Castle and Inverness Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Inverness online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gardenstown.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

1
night
Gardenstown

Gardenstown ©
Gardenstown is a small coastal village, by road east of Banff in Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland. For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gardenstown travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Gardenstown in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gardenstown are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Gardenstown

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fyvie Castle
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Fyvie Castle ©
Fyvie Castle

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 King's College Chapel, Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Dunnottar Castle and The Burns Memorial garden. St Machar's Cathedral and King's Museum - Old Town House will appeal to history buffs.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen online day trip planner .

You can drive from Gardenstown to Aberdeen in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Perth.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stonehaven, House of Dun, Crathes Castle, Craigievar Castle, Castle Fraser Garden & Estate
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Castle Fraser Garden & Estate ©
Castle Fraser Garden & Estate
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Crathes Castle ©
Crathes Castle

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The North Inch as well as National Wallace Monument. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ninian's Cathedral, and finally head outdoors with The North Inch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Perth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Stirling
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The Black Watch Castle & Museum ©
The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

4
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get some cultural insight at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Culzean Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore People's Palace and Winter Gardens and The Tenement House. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Buchanan Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glasgow day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Perth to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Glasgow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Culzean Castle
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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