60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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60 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h
1
Edinburgh
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mallaig
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gairloch
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lochinver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Wick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cromarty
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

12
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and St Mary's Church (in Kirknewton). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online trip maker .

Mumbai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Edinburgh is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, St Mary's Church
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 25:
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

9
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Aviemore side-trips: Dulsie Bridge (in Nairn), Ardverikie Estate (in Newtonmore) and Suidhe Viewpoint (in Fort Augustus). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore road trip site .

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Aviemore sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Grantown-on-Spey, Newtonmore, Laggan Parish Church, Cairngorms National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 3:
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

9
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Fort Augustus (Iceberg Glass, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, & more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cille Choirill Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fort William online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Aviemore to Fort William in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, North Ballachulish, Roybridge, Ballachulish, Glencoe
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 12:
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

4
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mallaig: Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Ardnamurchan Distillery (in Glenbeg) and Glenuig (Samalaman Beach & Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Mallaig Pool & Leisure, have some family-friendly fun at Arisaig Archery, explore the historical opulence of Castle Tioram, and take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mallaig trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Fort William to Mallaig in 1.5 hours. January in Mallaig sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arisaig, Kyle of Lochalsh, Glenuig, Ardnamurchan Distillery, Castle Tioram
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Mallaig Pool & Leisure ©
Mallaig Pool & Leisure

6
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: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Plockton Harbour (in Plockton) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, stop by The Lochcarron Weavers Shop, take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Liath Mhor, and stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gairloch trip planner.

Getting from Mallaig to Gairloch by car takes about 3 hours. January in Gairloch sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Aultbea, Lochcarron, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, Glen Torridon
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum

5
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: RhueArt (in Rhue), Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg) and Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Ullapool Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, stroll through Achmelvich Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lochinver route tool .

You can drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lochinver are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ullapool, Assynt, Kylesku, Stoer Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Stoer Lighthouse ©
Stoer Lighthouse
Kylesku Bridge ©
Kylesku Bridge

5
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Polin Beach, & more), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, and browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Castle Varrich, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach
Ben Stack ©
Ben Stack

4
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Explore Wick's surroundings by going to Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster), Wolfburn (in Thurso) and Bettyhill (Farr Beach & Farr Stone).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wick trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cromarty.

Things to do in Wick

Beaches Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dunnet, Bettyhill, Thurso, Dunnet Bay, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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Farr Beach ©
Farr Beach
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse

5
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty
Explore Cromarty's surroundings by going to Nairn (Bowhunter Archery & Nairn Leisure Centre), Ferrycroft Visitor Centre (in Lairg) and Evanton (Fyrish Monument & Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cromarty trip builder site .

Drive from Wick to Cromarty in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Evanton, Nairn, Groam House Museum, Nigg Old Church, Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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Tain Museum
Tain Museum
East Church ©
East Church
Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse

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