21 days in Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
4
Durness
— 2 nights
5
Golspie
— 2 nights
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and appreciate the history behind The Paisley Cenotaph.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow journey planning site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Glasgow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Glasgow. In July, Glasgow is slightly colder than Frankfurt - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Paisley Cenotaph, Strathblane Falconry
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

3
nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to The Three Sisters (in Glencoe), Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, cruise along Morar Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William day trip planning site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Morar Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Tulloch Ringing Centre
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

3
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box & Attadale Gardens), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and The Morar Cross (in Morar). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, and head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. In July in Gairloch, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Eilean Donan Castle, The Morar Cross
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum

2
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, thenstroll through Durness Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

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Getting from Gairloch to Durness by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Big Burn Walk, thenexplore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Brora Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): play a few rounds at Golspie Golf Club, explore the activities along Loch Assynt, thenidentify plant and animal life at Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Embo Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Golspie road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Golspie takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Golspie can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Loch Assynt, Embo Beach, Brora Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve

3
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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To find maps and tourist information, read Inverness travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Golspie to Inverness in 1.5 hours. July in Inverness sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Tours Parks

Side Trips

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Loch Ness, St Ninians Church, Aigas Field Centre, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Distillery Tours
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Aberdour Memorial Clock in Aberdour--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Aberdour Memorial Clock
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Walking tours

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