60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Aberdeen
— 5 nights
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Dundee
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Stirling
— 1 night
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Perth
— 1 night
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Pitlochry
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Lochgilphead
— 1 night
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Isle of Iona
— 3 nights
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Timsgarry, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
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Ullapool
— 1 night
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Inverness
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Aberdeen — 5 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Aberdeen and Blairs Museum. Explore Aberdeen's surroundings by going to East Aquhorthies Stone Circle (in Inverurie), Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (in Dinnet) and Glen Garioch Distillery (in Oldmeldrum). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Scolty Hill, hike along Old Deeside Railway Line, kick back and relax at Newburgh Seals Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Brig 'o' Balgownie.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen planner.

San Francisco, USA to Aberdeen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Aberdeen reach 43°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Dundee — 6 nights

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Step off the beaten path and head to V&A Dundee and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. Visiting Arbroath to Auchmithie Coastal Path and Raptor World will get you outdoors. Step out of Dundee to go to Inverkeilor and see Lunan Bay, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Howff Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The R&A World Golf Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Broughty Ferry Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at 71 Brewing.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dundee attractions app.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dundee are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Edinburgh — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and National War Museum of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gilmerton Cove and Dean Village. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Glasgow — 7 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Escape the urban bustle at Dean Castle Country Park and Pinkston Watersports. Step off the beaten path and head to Glasgow Cathedral and Chatelherault. Venture out of the city with trips to Westfield Day Spa (in Mauchline), Dunure Castle (in Dunure) and Troon Beach (in Troon). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Scottish Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, and contemplate the long history of The Tenement House.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow visit planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stirling.
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Find places to stay Jan 19 — 26:

Stirling — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, get outside with The Alpaca Trekking Centre, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stirling travel website.

You can drive from Glasgow to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Stirling are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Perth.
Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Perth — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on Lindores Abbey Ruins, relax and rejuvenate at Chiropractic Life Health and Wellness, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. John the Baptist.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Perth itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Stirling to Perth in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pitlochry.
Historic Sites · Spas · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Pitlochry — 6 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Get in touch with nature at Mains of Taymouth Stables and Black Spout Wood. Visit Blair Castle & Gardens and Ossian's Hall for their historical value. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Allean Forest.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Pitlochry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:

Fort William — 6 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Glenfinnan Monument and West Highland Museum. Get some historical perspective at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Road to the Isles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Invergarry Castle (in Invergarry), Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail (in Glenfinnan) and Well of the Seven Heads coffee & takeaway (in Laggan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort William vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Etive.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip app.

Glencoe is just a stone's throw from Fort William. In February, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Lochgilphead.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Lochgilphead — 1 night

Lochgilphead is a town and former burgh in Argyll and Bute, West of Scotland, with a population of around 2,300 people. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Keills Chapel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taynish National Nature Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lochgilphead road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Lochgilphead takes 2 hours. February in Lochgilphead sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Iona.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Isle of Iona — 3 nights

Get in touch with nature at Dun 1 Hike and Port Ban Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iona Abbey and Nunnery and Iona Nunnery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Iona travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lochgilphead to Isle of Iona. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Timsgarry.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Timsgarry, Lewis and Harris — 2 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Calanais Standing Stones and Norse Mill and Kiln. Step off the beaten path and head to Islands of Adventure and Bernera Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Timsgarry travel route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle of Iona to Timsgarry. In February, daily temperatures in Timsgarry can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Isle of Skye — 5 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dun Beag Broch and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Get in touch with nature at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Glen Brittle. Step out of Isle of Skye with an excursion to Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks in Balmacara--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, and explore the activities along Loch Coruisk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Timsgarry to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Ullapool — 1 night

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 22nd (Wed), play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ullapool road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Ullapool takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Isle of Skye in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°F in Ullapool. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Durness — 5 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durness Deep Time and Dun Dornaigil Broch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smoo Cave and Balnakeil Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Farr Beach (in Bettyhill) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inverness Botanic Gardens, and then play a few rounds at Fairways Loch Ness Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Inverness, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Scotland travel guide

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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.