27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 7 nights
2
Durness
— 3 nights
3
Inverness
— 7 nights
4
Arisaig
— 3 nights
5
Glencoe
— 6 nights

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh tour itinerary builder website.

Prague, Czech Republic to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Prague in May, with highs in Edinburgh at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tongue (Kyle Of Tongue & Castle Varrich), Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Bettyhill (Farr Stone & Strathnaver Museum). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Sango Bay, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness online travel planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongue, Kinlochbervie, Bettyhill
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

7
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Tain Museum (in Tain), Big Burn Walk (in Golspie) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Farigaig Forest, and find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Fort William, Nairn Museum, Grantown Antiques and Collectables, Tain Museum
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Distillery Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

3
nights
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arisaig: The Morar Cross (in Morar), Applecross (Applecross Photographic Gallery & Bealach na Ba Viewpoint) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Morar, stroll through Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, and cruise along Morar Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arisaig attractions planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Arisaig can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Applecross, Sanna Bay, Eilean Donan Castle
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

6
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. When in Glencoe, make a side trip to see Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve in Strontian, approximately Strontian away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

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

Drive from Arisaig to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. In May in Glencoe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Inchree Waterfalls, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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