31 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
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Gairloch
— 2 nights
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Lochinver
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 4 nights
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Arisaig
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Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Glasgow School of Art and Paisley Town Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Wreckspeditions (in Dunoon), Puck's Glen (in Benmore) and Ostel Bay Beach (in Tighnabruaich). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, identify plant and animal life at Argaty Red Kites, tee off at Muthill Golf Club, and explore the galleries of Scottish Design Exchange.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online travel planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Glasgow. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and The Real Mary King's Close. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Verdant Works (in Dundee) and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Head to Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Grantown Antiques and Collectablesfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and stroll through Brora Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 3 nights

Eilean Donan Castle and Strome Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan and The Morar Cross. Explore Kyle of Lochalsh's surroundings by going to Lochcarron (The Lochcarron Weavers Shop & See The Highlands), Reraig Forest (in Strathcarron) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross).

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gairloch.
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Gairloch — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, head outdoors with Shellfish Safaris, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, take an in-depth tour of Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, then look for gifts at Perfume Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gairloch trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lochinver.
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Lochinver — 3 nights

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Shop till you drop at RhueArt and Made in Ullapool. Get a sense of the local culture at Ardvreck Castle and Ullapool Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ullapool (Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, cast your line with Suilven Sea Charters, and trek along Culag Woods.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lochinver trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. In July in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Durness.
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wee Gallery and Lotte Glob. Relax by the water at Balnakeil Beach and Durness Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, stroll through Farr Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durness using our trip planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Isle of Harris.
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris — 4 nights

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. We've included these beaches for you: Scarista Beach and Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach). Get a sense of the local culture at Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery and Blue Pig Studio. Step out of Isle of Harris to go to Garenin and see Gearannan Blackhouse Village, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Huisinis Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Clement's Church, stroll through Horgabost Beach, and view the masterpieces at Morven Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Harris trip builder.

Traveling by car from Durness to Isle of Harris takes 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Isle of Harris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arisaig.
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Arisaig — 3 nights

Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Get some historical perspective at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse and Maelrubha's Chapel. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan railway museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Arisaig with an excursion to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) in Gorteneorn--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Minch Adventures, cruise along Morar Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Samalaman Beach, and stroll through Camusdarach Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arisaig trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Harris to Arisaig takes 5 hours. July in Arisaig sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car 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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