60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Dundee
— 5 nights
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Pitlochry
— 5 nights
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Oban
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 8 nights
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 9 nights

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skara Brae and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Magnus Cathedral and Standing Stones of Stenness. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, admire the striking features of Skaill House, and look for gifts at ArtWorks of the Earth.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kirkwall trip itinerary builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Kirkwall is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in May, things will get little chillier in Kirkwall: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from the city and head to Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Falls of Clyde. Let the collections at The Glasgow School of Art and House for an Art Lover capture your imagination. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Culzean Castle (in Maybole), Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (in Ayr) and Rothesay (Rothesay's Victorian Toilets & Mount Stuart). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, steep yourself in history at National Wallace Monument, wander the streets of Buchanan Street, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Glasgow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Kirkwall, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glasgow, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Side Trips

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Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Rosslyn Chapel and Dean Village. Appreciate the collections at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Melrose (Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey), St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church (in Kelso) and Jedburgh (Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre & Jedburgh Abbey). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, explore the historical opulence of Tantallon Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:
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Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey

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Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Get some cultural insight at Dunnottar Castle and St Andrews Cathedral. Visiting St Andrews Links and St Andrews West Sands Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Dundee's surroundings by going to St Andrews Castle (in St. Andrews), Monimail Parish Church (in Cupar) and Edzell Castle and Garden (in Edzell). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, take in the views from The Swilcan Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Verdant Works.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dundee sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Dundee

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
Verdant Works ©
Verdant Works

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Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Get some historical perspective at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and The Scottish Crannog Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edradour Distillery and Dunkeld Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Pitlochry: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Falls of Dochart, stop by Queen's View Visitor Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Glenturret Distillery, and take in the exciting artwork at The Watermill.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Pitlochry day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Pitlochry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
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Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Inveraray Jail and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Inveraray Castle and St. Conan’s Kirk. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally), Tobermory Distillery (in Tobermory) and Glebe Cairn (in Kilmartin). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Mull Charters, stroll through Ganavan Sands, stop by Inverawe Smokehouse, and make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oban trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
St. Conan’s Kirk ©
St. Conan’s Kirk
Mull Charters ©
Mull Charters

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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. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Fort Augustus Abbey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Cruise Loch Ness (in Fort Augustus). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort William attractions site.

Traveling by car from Oban to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort George and Glenfiddich Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilean Donan Castle and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skye Museum of Island Life and Uig Pottery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Portree Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Glen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 5:
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Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing

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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

Stornoway ©
Step out of the city life by going to Luskentyre Beach and Northton Temple. Appreciate the collections at The Blackhouse and An Lanntair Gallery. Explore Stornoway's surroundings by going to Carloway (Leathad Ard Gardens & Blue Pig Studio), Isle of Harris Distillery (in Tarbert) and Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve (in Knockaird).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stornoway online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Isle of Skye to Stornoway takes 4 hours. In July in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 14:
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Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse

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