47 days in Scotland Itinerary

47 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Stirling
— 4 nights
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Pitlochry
— 4 nights
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Stonehaven
— 3 nights
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Lossiemouth
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Invergordon
— 2 nights
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
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Great Bernera
— 3 nights
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 2 nights
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Oban
— 2 nights
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Arrochar
— 1 night
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh — 7 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added Edinburgh Castle, Department Of Magic, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Stirling on the 14th (Sun).
Museums · Historic Sites · Events · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 14:

Stirling — 4 nights

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stirling: St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews), Falkirk (The Kelpies & The Helix & Titanic Honour and Glory Museum) and The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, make a trip to Linlithgow Palace, and appreciate the history behind The David Sterling Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Stirling using our trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pitlochry.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Pitlochry — 4 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pitlochry: The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Scone Palace (in Perth). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle & Gardens, and make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pitlochry trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Pitlochry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Stonehaven on the 22nd (Mon).
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Stonehaven — 3 nights

Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stonehaven: Glamis Castle (in Glamis) and Ballater (Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Loch Muick). There's much more to do: cool off at Stonehaven Open Air Pool, stroll through Stonehaven Beach, and see the interesting displays at Tolbooth Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stonehaven holiday planner.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Stonehaven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Lossiemouth.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Lossiemouth — 1 night

Lossiemouth is a town in Moray, Scotland. On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Elgin Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Lossiemouth East Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lossiemouth route maker.

Drive from Stonehaven to Lossiemouth in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Inverness on the 26th (Fri).
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort George.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness online attractions planner.

Drive from Lossiemouth to Inverness in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Invergordon.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Invergordon — 2 nights

Invergordon is a town and port in Easter Ross, in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.HistoryThe town is well known for the Invergordon Mutiny of 1931. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): play a few rounds at Invergordon Golf Club and then make a trip to Chanonry Point. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Carnegie Whisky Cellars, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Invergordon trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Inverness to Invergordon in an hour. August in Invergordon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ullapool.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Ullapool — 2 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ullapool online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Invergordon to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. September in Ullapool sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Great Bernera.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Great Bernera — 3 nights

Great Bernera is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Uig Sands, delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, get answers to all your questions at Calanais Visitor Centre, and contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Great Bernera online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Great Bernera in 4 hours. In September in Great Bernera, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Isle of Harris.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris — 2 nights

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Isle of Harris Distillery and then stroll through Luskentyre Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Huisinis Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Clement's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Harris trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Great Bernera to Isle of Harris takes 1.5 hours. September in Isle of Harris sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Step out of Isle of Skye with an excursion to Calum's Seal Trips in Plockton--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, and explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online road trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Harris to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.
Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Fort William — 2 nights

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. For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip maker.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tobermory.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Tobermory, Isle of Mull — 2 nights

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Tobermory Distillery and then look for gifts at Isle of Mull Cheese. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mull Museum and then cast your line with Mull Charters.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tobermory trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Tobermory takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oban.
Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Oban — 2 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Take a break from Oban with a short trip to Seafari Adventures in Ellenabeich, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower, and brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Oban road trip site.

You can drive from Tobermory to Oban in 2 hours. September in Oban sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arrochar.
Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Arrochar — 1 night

Arrochar; is a village located near the head of Loch Long, on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arrochar tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Oban to Arrochar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Glasgow.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Step out of Glasgow to go to Dumbarton and see Denny Tank Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip builder.

Drive from Arrochar to Glasgow in an hour. In September in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Isle of Lewis travel guide

4.5
Ruins · History Museums · Castles
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline. Home to around 18,500 people spread across a handful of coastal towns, the largely Presbyterian and relatively flat island has a long cultural association with fishing and weaving. A holiday on Isle of Lewis offers a chance to spot some rare native animals, including seals, red deer, and golden eagles. The Callanish Stones remain the most iconic Isle of Lewis attraction--the cluster of white monoliths reminds visitors of the more famous Stonehenge and provides good photo opps.