35 days in Scotland Itinerary

35 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
2
Inverness
— 5 nights
3
Golspie
— 3 nights
4
Wick
— 2 nights
5
Durness
— 4 nights
6
Gairloch
— 4 nights
7
Fort William
— 5 nights
8
Glasgow
— 5 nights

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Canberra, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Canberra to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canberra in April, with highs in Edinburgh at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Aviemore (Cairngorm Brewery & Cairngorm Mountain) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness attractions planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

3
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Golspie is known for historic sites, trails, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, tee off at Brora Golf Club, take a pleasant ride with Star Stables, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Golspie travel route website.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Golspie can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Brora, Embo Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Brora Golf Club ©
Brora Golf Club
Golspie Golf Club ©
Golspie Golf Club

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, and finally get great views at Duncansby Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and then don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Wick takes 1.5 hours. In April in Wick, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dunnet Bay Distillery, Whaligoe Steps, Duncansby Head, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Drumbeg Loop) and Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Durness Deep Time, contemplate the long history of Dun Dornaigil Broch, and add some adventure to your tour with Ridgway Adventure - One Day Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Durness holiday planner.

Drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Lochinver, Scourie Bay, Ridgway Adventure - One Day Activities, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop

4
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box & Attadale Gardens), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with Ewe Canoe, stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glen Torridon, and hike along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Strathcarron, Kinlochewe, Glen Torridon, Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ewe Canoe ©
Ewe Canoe
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

5
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 Quad Bike Tours (in Newtonmore), Fort Augustus (General Wade’s Military Roads & Fort Augustus Abbey) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Fort William online day trip planner.

Drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glencoe, Arisaig, Quad Bike Tours, The Commando Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours ©
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

5
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Conic Hill (in Balmaha) and Go Ape (in Aberfoyle). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Conic Hill, The Paisley Cenotaph, Go Ape
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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