60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 11 nights
2
Wick
— 3 nights
3
Durness
— 3 nights
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
5
Gairloch
— 5 nights
6
Glencoe
— 6 nights
7
Edinburgh
— 26 nights

11
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Popular historic sites such as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort George are in your itinerary. Head to Cheese Pantry@ Connage and Eastgate Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Benromach (in Forres) and Grantown-on-Spey (Anagach Woods & Grantown Museum). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Louisville, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Inverness. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days in Inverness, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Tain, Cromarty, Beauly
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

3
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Popular historic sites such as Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and Strathy Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Thurso (Dunnet Head, Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, &more), Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats) and Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Hill O' Many Stanes, kick back and relax at Sinclair's Bay, and sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wick trip planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wick are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Helmsdale, Dunnet, Bettyhill, Brora
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do your shopping at Balnakeil Craft Village and Wee Gallery. Visit Castle Varrich and Dun Dornaigil Broch for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Durness day trip planner.

You can drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Tongue, Rosal Clearance Village, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ardvreck Castle and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Jammery Culkein and RhueArt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop, Clachtoll Broch, &more), The Old Man of Stoer (in Stoer) and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, and take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. August in Ullapool sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Lairg, Stoer, Ross and Cromarty, Assynt
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks ©

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and The Morar Cross. Head to All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop and Applecross Photographic Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Strome Castle (in Lochcarron) and Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen). The adventure continues: stroll through Red Point Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gairloch journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. In August in Gairloch, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Aultbea, Poolewe, Applecross, Kinlochewe
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

6
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Get some historical perspective at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse and Inveraray Castle. Do your shopping at Woodland Pottery & Crafts and Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Glencoe: Dalmally (Glenorchy Parish Church & Kilchurn Castle), Killin (Stone Circle Killin, Falls of Dochart, &more) and Balquhidder Church Ruins (in Balquhidder). There's much more to do: stroll through Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, hike along Lost Valley Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

Make your Glencoe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Glencoe takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luss, Killin, Helensburgh, Fortingall, North Ballachulish
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

26
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Shop till you drop at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, &more), Berwick upon Tweed (The Lowry Trail, The Elizabethan Walls, &more) and Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Edinburgh Old Town, do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

Plan trip to Edinburgh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Glasgow, St. Andrews, Perth, Pitlochry, Bamburgh
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 24:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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