48 days in Scotland Itinerary

48 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 8 nights
2
Castlebay
— 1 night
3
Isle of Berneray
— 1 night
4
Stornoway
— 5 nights
5
Mangersta
— 1 night
6
Great Bernera
— 1 night
7
Ullapool
— 5 nights
8
Durness
— 5 nights
9
Gairloch
— 7 nights
10
Fort William
— 7 nights
11
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

8
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Stirling Castle), Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

New York City, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Glasgow, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castlebay.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Killin Railway Viaduct, Strathblane Falconry, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Conic Hill
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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 ©

1
night
Castlebay

Castlebay ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get outside with Clearwater Paddling, look for gifts at Buth Bharraigh, and then explore the historical opulence of Kisimul Castle. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Isle of Barra Distillers and then make a trip to Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Castlebay route maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glasgow to Castlebay. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glasgow in June: highs in Castlebay hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isle of Berneray.

Things to do in Castlebay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Isle of Barra
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Clearwater Paddling ©
Clearwater Paddling
Buth Bharraigh ©
Buth Bharraigh
Kisimul Castle ©
Kisimul Castle

1
night
Isle of Berneray

Isle of Berneray ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Berneray Historical Society Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Berneray driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from Castlebay to Isle of Berneray with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Isle of Berneray can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Stornoway on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Isle of Berneray

Museums
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Berneray Historical Society Museum ©
Berneray Historical Society Museum

5
nights
Stornoway

Stornoway ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stornoway: Tarbert (Isle of Harris Distillery & Golden Road) and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse (in Isle of Scalpay).

To plan Stornoway vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Berneray to Stornoway. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mangersta.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse, The Blackhouse
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Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Dalmore Beach ©
Dalmore Beach
Huisinis Beach ©
Huisinis Beach

1
night
Mangersta

Mangersta ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Norse Mill and Kiln, kick back and relax at Uig Sands, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Abhainn Dearg Distillery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mangersta trip site.

Drive from Stornoway to Mangersta in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Bernera.

Things to do in Mangersta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Isle of Lewis
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Norse Mill and Kiln ©
Norse Mill and Kiln
Uig Sands ©
Uig Sands
Abhainn Dearg Distillery ©
Abhainn Dearg Distillery

1
night
Great Bernera

Great Bernera ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House and then kick back and relax at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Bernera trip planning tool.

Drive from Mangersta to Great Bernera in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Great Bernera

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House ©
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House

5
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate, Achmelvich Beach, &more) and Lairg (Loch Assynt & Falls of Shin). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, trek along Ullapool Hill, stroll through Lael Forest Walks, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Minch.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ullapool vacation planning website.

You can travel from Great Bernera to Ullapool in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Lairg, Ardvreck Castle
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain

5
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Sandwood Bay Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, get a new perspective on nature at Durness Deep Time, tee off at Durness Golf Club, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Durness online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. July in Durness sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

7
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. Get out of town with these interesting Gairloch side-trips: Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box & Attadale Gardens), Plockton Harbour (in Plockton) and Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Point Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gairloch tour site.

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. July in Gairloch sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aultbea, Strathcarron, Applecross, Poolewe, Plockton Harbour
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 27:
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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Fort William takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Oban, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus Abbey, Commando Monument
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To plan Edinburgh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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