60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  17 h 45 min
1
Inverness
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Wick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Gairloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Glencoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh
— 26 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Louisville

11
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Popular historic sites such as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Culloden Battlefield are in your itinerary. Head to Eastgate Shopping Centre and Ferintosh Community Marketfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Grantown-on-Spey (Anagach Woods & Grantown Museum), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Benromach (in Forres). There's much more to do: stroll through Cawdor Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Caorunn Gin Tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Inverness is an approximately 17- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Inverness is 5 hours. Traveling from Louisville in July, expect nights in Inverness to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aviemore, Tain, Drumnadrochit, Cromarty, Beauly
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust and Holburn Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet), Thurso (Dunnet Head & Wolfburn) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Hill O' Many Stanes, explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sinclair's Bay.

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You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Thurso, Helmsdale, Dunnet, Brora, Dunbeath
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do your shopping at Balnakeil Craft Village and Mudness Ceramics. Visit Castle Varrich and Rosal Clearance Village for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Polin Beach, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durness online journey builder.

Getting from Wick to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Tongue, Kylesku Bridge, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Dun Dornaigil Broch
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ardvreck Castle and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Jammery Culkein and Ullapool Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), The Old Man of Stoer (in Stoer) and Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop, Clachtoll Broch, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Shin, play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club, and go for a walk through Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. August in Ullapool sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Lairg, Ross and Cromarty, Stoer, Assynt
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks ©

5
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and The Morar Cross. Head to All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop and Applecross Photographic Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen) and Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gairloch journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. In August in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Aultbea, Kinlochewe, Applecross, Kyle of Lochalsh
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All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

6
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Get some historical perspective at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse and The Scottish Crannog Centre. Do your shopping at Woodland Pottery & Crafts and Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Glencoe: Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray), Balquhidder Church Ruins (in Balquhidder) and Dalmally (Glenorchy Parish Church & Kilchurn Castle). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

Make your Glencoe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Glencoe takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luss, Killin, Kenmore, Fortingall, Arrochar
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

26
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Shop till you drop at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Jeffrey st. Whisky and Tobacco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, &more), Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle, &more) and Berwick upon Tweed (The Lowry Trail, The Elizabethan Walls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Edinburgh Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Glasgow, St. Andrews, Perth, Pitlochry, Bamburgh
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 24:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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