32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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32 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Tamworth
Drive:  5 h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Falkirk
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Dalwhinnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
John O'Groats
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
11
Thurso
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Lairg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
16
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
17
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Tamworth

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel route builder app .

Tamworth to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tamworth in August, Edinburgh is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Falkirk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
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Falkirk

Falkirk ©
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace, then don't miss a visit to The Kelpies, and finally head outdoors with The Kelpies & The Helix.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Falkirk driving holiday tool .

Take a train from Edinburgh to Falkirk in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Falkirk are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Falkirk

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linlithgow Palace
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Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

1
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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stirling journey planner.

Stirling is just a stone's throw from Falkirk. In August in Stirling, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Perth.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunblane Cathedral
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Church of the Holy Rude ©
Church of the Holy Rude
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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Perth

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edradour Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Discovery Point, admire the striking features of St Andrews Cathedral, and then play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth route maker site .

Perth is just a short distance from Stirling. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dalwhinnie.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Discovery Point
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Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral

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Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie ©
Dalwhinnie "Meeting Place" is a small village in the Scottish Highlands.LocationDalwhinnie sits at an altitude of 351 m. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery, stop by House of Bruar at Blair Atholl, then play a few rounds at Newtonmore Golf Club, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ardverikie Estate.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dalwhinnie trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Dalwhinnie takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dalwhinnie can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dalwhinnie

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
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Newtonmore Golf Club ©
Newtonmore Golf Club
Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery
Ardverikie Estate ©
Ardverikie Estate

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and then look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner .

You can drive from Dalwhinnie to Aviemore in an hour. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along River Ness, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Fort George, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, then take in the views from Greig Street Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Inverness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

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Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, then kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, and then tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Historylinks Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Burn Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Golspie travel app .

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Dornoch
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Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, then explore and take pictures at Caithness Seacoast, and finally step into the grandiose world of Old Wick Castle.

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Traveling by car from Golspie to Wick takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

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John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop and then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read John O'Groats online trip planner .

John O'Groats is just a stone's throw from Wick. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thurso.
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Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©

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Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Old St Peter's Church, then get great views at Dunnet Head, then don't miss a visit to Mary Ann's Cottage, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Castle and Gardens of Mey. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, get engrossed in the history at Strathnaver Museum, then appreciate the history behind Farr Stone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Farr Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thurso trip itinerary builder .

Thurso is just a short distance from John O'Groats. In August in Thurso, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lairg.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Mary Ann's Cottage
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Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head
Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery ©

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Lairg

Lairg ©
Lairg is a village and parish in Sutherland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, stroll through Falls of Shin, and then appreciate the views at North West Highlands Geopark.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Lairg travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Thurso to Lairg takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lairg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Lairg

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Ferrycroft Visitor Centre ©
Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 25th (Sun), look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, take in the exciting artwork at An Talla Solais, and then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool trip planning site .

You can drive from Lairg to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ullapool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, Achmelvich Beach, Inverewe Garden
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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Iceberg Glass and then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Plodda Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort Augustus trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ullapool to Fort Augustus in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Augustus can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foyers, Eilean Donan Castle, Well of the Seven Heads, Caledonian Canal, Plodda Falls
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The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip builder .

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and then appreciate the views at Glencoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Glencoe Massacre Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then don't miss a visit to Holroyd Gallery, and finally have fun at Ice Factor.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glencoe driving holiday planner.

Glencoe is just a short distance from Fort William. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Holroyd Gallery, Ice Factor
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to George Square. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then get curious at Glasgow Science Centre, then admire the striking features of Pollokshields Burgh Hall, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Glasgow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Glasgow sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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