42 days in Scotland Itinerary

42 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dumfries
— 1 night
2
Maybole
— 2 nights
3
Glasgow
— 2 nights
4
Fort William
— 7 nights
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
6
Inverness
— 7 nights
7
Aviemore
— 2 nights
8
Aberfeldy
— 3 nights
9
Edinburgh
— 9 nights
10
Peebles
— 3 nights
11
Jedburgh
— 3 nights

1
night
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at 7stanes - Mabie, thentake an in-depth tour of Dumfries Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of River Nith, and finally stroll around Dock Park Dumfries. On your second day here, try out the rides at Dalscone Farm Fun, steep yourself in history at Robert Burns House, thensee the interesting displays at Robert Burns Mausoleum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Crichton Memorial Church.

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

Carlisle to Dumfries is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dumfries can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maybole.

Things to do in Dumfries

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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7stanes - Mabie ©
7stanes - Mabie
Dock Park Dumfries ©
Dock Park Dumfries
Dumfries Museum ©
Dumfries Museum

2
nights
Maybole

Maybole ©
Maybole HistoryMaybole has Middle Ages roots, receiving a charter from Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick in 1193. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blairquhan Castle, thenhead outdoors with Loch Doon, and then relax in the rural setting at Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Turnberry Adventures, play a few rounds at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A D Rattray Whisky Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maybole day trip website.

Traveling by car from Dumfries to Maybole takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Maybole can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Maybole

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Turnberry, Little Turnberry Farm & Chicken Nest, Loch Doon, A D Rattray Whisky Shop
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A D Rattray Whisky Shop ©
A D Rattray Whisky Shop
Blairquhan Castle ©
Blairquhan Castle
Turnberry Adventures ©
Turnberry Adventures

2
nights
Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Tennents Wellpark Brewery, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Clydeside Distillery, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maybole to Glasgow takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Breweries & Distilleries Tours Parks
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Distillery Tours
Food Tours
Glengoyne Distillery ©
Glengoyne Distillery

7
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and St. Conan’s Kirk. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Oban Distillery (in Oban). The adventure continues: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, St. Conan’s Kirk, Inchree Waterfalls, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Oban Distillery
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portree Parish Church, look for gifts at Skye Batiks, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, thensnap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Plockton Harbour, Eilean Donan Castle
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Skye Batiks ©
Skye Batiks

7
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort George and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Plodda Falls in Tomich, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, have some family-friendly fun at Inverness Kart Raceway, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye in February, Inverness is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Rosemarkie Beach, Black Isle Brewery, Plodda Falls, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:
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Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 23rd (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenget your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Packhorse Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Carrbridge Artists Studio, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, thenstroll through Loch Morlich, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Aviemore trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Aviemore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Aviemore are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberfeldy.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Zipline
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

3
nights
Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. Step off the beaten path and head to The Scottish Crannog Centre and Cluny House Gardens. Step out of Aberfeldy to go to Dunkeld and see Off-Road Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, don't miss a visit to Tay Bridge, get outside with County Clays, and pause for some photo ops at Black Watch Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aberfeldy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Aberfeldy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Kenmore, Falls of Bruar
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Off-Road Tours
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery ©
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

9
nights
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Pittencrieff Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: St. Andrews (The Kelpie Maquettes, St Andrews West Sands Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, walk around Holyrood Park, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aberfeldy to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Peebles.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Pittencrieff Park, Forth Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 8:
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Photography Tours
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

3
nights
Peebles

Peebles ©
Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Don Coyote Outdoor Centre, grab your bike and head to Glentress Forest, and then stroll through Tweed Valley Railway Path. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Peebles Quadrangle, thengrab your bike and head to 7stanes - Innerleithen, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Peebles day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Peebles takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Peebles can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Peebles

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

7stanes - Innerleithen, Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
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Don Coyote Outdoor Centre ©
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
Glentress Forest ©
Glentress Forest
The John Buchan Story ©
The John Buchan Story

3
nights
Jedburgh

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jedburgh Abbey and P & S Dorricott. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at William Wallace Statue, look for gifts at Heart of the Borders, don't miss a visit to The Waterloo Monument, and take in the exciting artwork at Kinsman-Blake Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jedburgh trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Peebles to Jedburgh takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Jedburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kelso, Hawick, William Wallace Statue
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
William Wallace Statue ©
William Wallace Statue
Monteviot House and Gardens ©
Monteviot House and Gardens

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