58 days in Scotland Itinerary

58 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 7 nights
2
Thurso
— 4 nights
3
Durness
— 5 nights
4
Ullapool
— 5 nights
5
Gairloch
— 5 nights
6
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
7
Fort William
— 5 nights
8
Glasgow
— 5 nights
9
Edinburgh
— 17 nights

7
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Cairngorm Brewery, &more), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Caorunn Gin Tour (in Cromdale). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard, take a peaceful walk through Abriachan Forest, examine the collection at ShipSpace, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

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New Delhi, India to Inverness is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Inverness, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Inverness, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Strathpeffer, Grantown Antiques and Collectables, Knoydart Peninsula, Black Isle Brewery
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:
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Old High Church, Inverness ©
Old High Church, Inverness
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

4
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canisbay Parish Church (in Canisbay), River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale) and John O'Groats (Duncansby Head & Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop). There's much more to do: stroll through Brora Beach, enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, get great views at Dunnet Head, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Clynelish Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thurso tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Thurso takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brora, Dunnet, John O'Groats, Grey Cairns of Camster, Canisbay Parish Church
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Tongue (Kyle Of Tongue & Castle Varrich) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, stroll through Rispond Beach, tee off at Durness Golf Club, and explore the galleries of Lotte Glob.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thurso to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Durness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tongue, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Sandwood Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Durness Deep Time ©
Durness Deep Time
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave

5
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Assynt (Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt & Ardvreck Castle), Lairg (Falls of Shin & Loch Assynt) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Little Assynt Estate). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, explore the activities along The Minch, and see the interesting displays at Maryck Memories of Childhood.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Assynt, Lairg, Lochinver, Maryck Memories of Childhood, Achnahaird Bay
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gairloch tour builder site.

You can drive from Ullapool to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. December in Gairloch sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poolewe, Aultbea, Beinn Alligin, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Red Point Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Coire Mhic Fhearchair ©
Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Treasure Chest ©
Treasure Chest
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park

3
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Explore Kyle of Lochalsh's surroundings by going to Reraig Forest (in Strathcarron), John O' Groats (in Airor) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Plockton Harbour, John O' Groats, The Morar Cross, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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John O' Groats ©
John O' Groats
Reraig Forest ©
Reraig Forest
Plockton Harbour ©
Plockton Harbour

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Buachaille Etive Mor (in Ballachulish), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Roybridge (Cille Choirill Church, Tulloch Ringing Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Roybridge, Fort Augustus, Crombie Clay Shooting, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

5
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: Lyle Hill (in Greenock), Puck's Glen (in Benmore) and Loch Lomond (in Stirling). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, make a trip to George Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lyle Hill, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Puck's Glen, Loch Lomond
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

17
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, get great views at Calton Hill, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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