60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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60 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
Fort William
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mallaig
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lochinver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bettyhill
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Dornoch
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Aviemore
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Edinburgh
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Perth

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry), Roybridge (Tulloch Farm, Tulloch Ringing Centre, & more) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, and admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to Fort William. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, North Ballachulish, Glencoe Village, Roybridge, Spean Bridge
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

4
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and Samalaman Beach. Explore Mallaig's surroundings by going to Ardnamurchan Distillery (in Glenbeg), Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Skye Bridge & Falls of Glomach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Camusdarach Beach, get outside with Morar Beach, stop by Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, and stroll the grounds of Maelrubha's Chapel.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mallaig trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Mallaig takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Mallaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arisaig, Glenuig, Kyle of Lochalsh, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Castle Tioram
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

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. Family-friendly places like Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Lochcarron (Strome Castle & The Lochcarron Weavers Shop), Strathcarron (Kishorn Selfie Box, Fuar Tholl, & more) and Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin, make a trip to Plockton Harbour, and brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip website .

You can drive from Mallaig to Gairloch in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Aultbea, Strathcarron, Lochcarron, Applecross, Red Point Beach
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Family-friendly places like Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Ullapool (Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Ullapool Museum, & more), Maryck Memories of Childhood (in Kylesku) and Stoer Lighthouse (in Lairg). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Hermit's Castle, take in the views from Kylesku Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lochinver trip tool .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Lochinver takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Assynt, Kylesku, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Stoer Lighthouse
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain

5
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Polin Beach and Durness Deep Time. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Stack.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durness route tool .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Durness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bettyhill.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

2
nights
Bettyhill

Bettyhill ©
Bettyhill is a village in the parish of Farr, on the north coast of Scotland.Bettyhill lies on the A836 road west of Thurso and from Tongue. On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Farr Stone, stroll through Farr Beach, then explore the activities along Melvich Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Strathy Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kyle Of Tongue, then look for gifts at Weavers Craft Shop, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Varrich, and finally get engrossed in the history at Strathnaver Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bettyhill trip planner .

Drive from Durness to Bettyhill in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dornoch.

Things to do in Bettyhill

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tongue, Strathy Point Lighthouse, Melvich Beach
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Farr Beach ©
Farr Beach
Strathnaver Museum ©
Strathnaver Museum
Castle Varrich ©
Castle Varrich

4
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Family-friendly places like Embo Beach and Helmsdale Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarbat Ness Lighthouse (in Portmahomack), Sinclair's Bay (in Wick) and Dunnet Bay (in Unapool). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach, examine the collection at Tain Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Bowhunter Archery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dornoch vacation builder website .

Getting from Bettyhill to Dornoch by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tain, Brora Beach, Sinclair's Bay, Nigg Old Church, Tarbat Ness Lighthouse
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Dunnet Bay ©
Dunnet Bay
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

11
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Loch Morlich and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aviemore: Cullen Beach (in Cullen), Braemar Castle (in Braemar) and Forres (Culbin & Rodnye's Stone). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Caorunn Gin Tour, and get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway.

Start your trip to Aviemore by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Dornoch to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Grantown-on-Spey, Newtonmore, Forres, Dulsie Bridge
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Morayvia ©
Morayvia
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

11
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Edinburgh Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glasgow (Glasgow Science Centre & Glasgow Tigers Speedway), World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre (in Cumbernauld) and Muiravonside Country Park (in Falkirk). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, engage your brain at Dynamic Earth, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glasgow, World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, Muiravonside Country Park
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

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