20 days in Scotland Itinerary

20 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 2 nights
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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St. Andrews
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience in Cumnock, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow online day trip planner.

London to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, Glasgow is slightly colder than London - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Glenuig (Samalaman Beach & Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort William route planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Dornaigil Broch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, and finally learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Durness travel app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Durness takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for winter sports, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, take in the pleasant sights at An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aviemore trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

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St. Andrews

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Chiropractic Life Health and Wellness, browse the exhibits of The Black Watch Castle & Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Eden Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, have fun at The Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, and then tee off at Kingsbarns Golf Links.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Andrews road trip tool.

Getting from Aviemore to St. Andrews by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.