27 days in Scotland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 4 nights
2
Isle of Harris
— 3 nights
3
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
5
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
6
Fort William
— 2 nights
7
Oban
— 3 nights
8
Pitlochry
— 3 nights

4
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Al-Furqan Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Rothesay (Rothesay's Victorian Toilets & Mount Stuart), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Heads of Ayr Farm Park (in Ayr). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Statue "As Proud As", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow day trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Glasgow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Glasgow to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Harris.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Rothesay, Stirling, Culzean Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Heads of Ayr Farm Park
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Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

3
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Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris ©
Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Gearannan Blackhouse Village and Isle of Harris Distillery. Explore Isle of Harris' surroundings by going to The Blackhouse (in Arnol) and Stornoway (An Lanntair Gallery, Story of Harris Tweed at Stornoway Town Hall, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, explore the galleries of Joceline Hildrey Illustration, view the masterpieces at Hebscape Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Luskentyre Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isle of Harris journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Glasgow to Isle of Harris with the Route module. Traveling from Glasgow in July, you will find days in Isle of Harris are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Harris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Isle of Harris Distillery ©
Isle of Harris Distillery

3
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maeshowe Chambered Cairn and Highland Park Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to Skara Brae in Stromness (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Scapa the Orcadian, and delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Harris to Kirkwall. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Orkney Wine Company, Click Mill, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Bishop & Earls Palace ©
Bishop & Earls Palace

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Loch Morlich and Rothiemurchus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Zipline
Rothiemurchus ©
Rothiemurchus

4
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get outdoors at Claigan Coral Beach and Neist Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skye Museum of Island Life and Loch Portree. Get out of town with these interesting Isle of Skye side-trips: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, look for gifts at Tippecanoe, and experience rural life at The Oyster Shed.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
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Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William route builder website.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
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Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duart Castle and Falls of Lora. Step out of Oban to go to Inveraray and see Inveraray Jail, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, and browse the exhibits of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oban trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Duart Castle, Inveraray Jail
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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
Duart Castle ©
Duart Castle

3
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Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Falls of Dochart. Take a break from Pitlochry with a short trip to Scone Palace in Perth, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, and stop by Queen's View Visitor Centre.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry online road trip planner.

Getting from Oban to Pitlochry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Falls of Dochart, Scone Palace
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River Rafting & Tubing
Falls of Dochart ©
Falls of Dochart
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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