57 days in Scotland Itinerary

57 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fort William
— 7 nights
2
Gairloch
— 7 nights
3
Lochinver
— 5 nights
4
Durness
— 5 nights
5
Thurso
— 5 nights
6
Dornoch
— 4 nights
7
Aviemore
— 10 nights
8
Edinburgh
— 12 nights

7
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Ballachulish (Devil's Staircase & Buachaille Etive Mor) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Church, Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, take a memorable drive along Morar Beach, and steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

Norfolk, USA to Fort William is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Spean Bridge
Find places to stay May 5 — 13:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

7
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Strathcarron (Attadale Gardens, Beinn Liath Mhor, &more) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gairloch itinerary maker app.

Getting from Fort William to Gairloch by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Gairloch, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Aultbea, Applecross, Poolewe, Red Point Beach
Find places to stay May 13 — 20:
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Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

5
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ullapool (The Minch, Lael Forest Walks, &more), Loch Assynt (in Lairg) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). There's lots more to do: stroll through Achmelvich Beach, kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and cruise along Drumbeg Loop.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lochinver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Gairloch to Lochinver by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lochinver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, The Jammery Culkein, Loch Assynt, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum ©
Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, &more) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Sango Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness online vacation planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thurso.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Kyle Of Tongue, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

5
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thurso: John O'Groats (Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop & Duncansby Head), Whaligoe Steps (in Whaligoe) and Dunbeath Castle Gardens (in Dunbeath). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay, explore the activities along Melvich Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Farr Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thurso planning website.

You can drive from Durness to Thurso in 2 hours. In May in Thurso, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dunnet, Wick, John O'Groats, Melvich Beach, Farr Beach
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

4
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Dornoch: River Helmsdale (in Helmsdale), Loch Brora (in Brora) and Fairy Glen Falls (in Rosemarkie). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, stop by Coast Candle Co., stroll through Hollingwells Equestrian, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dornoch tour planning website.

You can drive from Thurso to Dornoch in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dornoch can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Golspie, Brora, Invergordon Golf Club, River Helmsdale, Fairy Glen Falls
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Fairy Glen Falls ©
Fairy Glen Falls

10
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aviemore: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aviemore online travel route builder.

Getting from Dornoch to Aviemore by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Grantown-on-Spey, Kingussie, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Cairngorms National Park
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery

12
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, approximately Glasgow away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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