32 days in Scotland Itinerary

32 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Falkirk
— 1 night
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Stirling
— 1 night
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Dalwhinnie
— 2 nights
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Golspie
— 2 nights
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Wick
— 1 night
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John O'Groats
— 1 night
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Thurso
— 2 nights
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Lairg
— 1 night
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
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Fort Augustus
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 1 night
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Tamworth to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tamworth in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Falkirk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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Falkirk

Falkirk ©
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace, and then pause for some photo ops at The Kelpies & The Helix.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Falkirk travel route site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Falkirk in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Falkirk

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
The Kelpies & The Helix ©
The Kelpies & The Helix
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 9th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dunblane Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Rude.

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Stirling is very close to Falkirk. In August, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Stirling

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Scone Palace, then sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, and then visit Queen's View Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Discovery Point, then contemplate the long history of St Andrews Cathedral, and then tee off at St Andrews Links.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth driving holiday website.

You can drive from Stirling to Perth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dalwhinnie.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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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. On the 12th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery, then play a few rounds at Newtonmore Golf Club, and then step into the grandiose world of Ardverikie Estate.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dalwhinnie trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Perth to Dalwhinnie in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dalwhinnie

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Newtonmore Golf Club ©
Newtonmore Golf Club
Ardverikie Estate ©
Ardverikie Estate
Dalwhinnie Distillery ©
Dalwhinnie Distillery

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and then look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore vacation planner.

You can drive from Dalwhinnie to Aviemore in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Aviemore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort George, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, then snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inverness route planning app.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Inverness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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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 . On the 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, then stroll through Dornoch Beach, and then play a few rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historylinks Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral, then stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally trek along Big Burn Walk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Golspie trip builder tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Golspie are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, then take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle.

Discover how to plan a Wick trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Golspie to Wick by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Wick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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): relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop and then get great views at Duncansby Head.

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John O'Groats is just a short distance from Wick. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thurso.
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Old St Peter's Church, then take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, then make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage, and finally step into the grandiose world of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, then get engrossed in the history at Strathnaver Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Farr Stone, and finally kick back and relax at Farr Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thurso trip itinerary planning site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lairg.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head
Farr Beach ©
Farr Beach

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Lairg

Lairg ©
Lairg is a village and parish in Sutherland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, then admire the sheer force of Falls of Shin, and then admire the verdant scenery at North West Highlands Geopark.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lairg trip planner.

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

Things to do in Lairg

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
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, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, and then make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, then learn something new at An Talla Solais, and then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ullapool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lairg to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

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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. On the 27th (Tue), stop by Iceberg Glass and then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Plodda Falls, step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Augustus trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Ullapool to Fort Augustus in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart 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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Fort William trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Fort William takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Glencoe.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. 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 make a trip to Holroyd Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip site.

Glencoe is very close to Fort William. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to George Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, then admire the striking features of Pollokshields Burgh Hall, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow online route planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Glasgow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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