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 Urquhart Castle are in your itinerary. Head to Cheese Pantry@ Connage and Castle Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Grantown-on-Spey (Anagach Woods & Grantown Museum), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Benromach (in Forres). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, sample the fine beverages at Caorunn Gin Tour, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip builder site.

Louisville, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Louisville to Inverness, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days in Inverness, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier 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, Tain, Drumnadrochit, Cromarty, Beauly
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 8:
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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 Old Wick Castle 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). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Hill O' Many Stanes, look for gifts at Pandora's Emporium, and sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wick day trip site.

Getting from Inverness to Wick by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wick are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Thurso, Helmsdale, Dunnet, Brora, John O'Groats
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 Lotte Glob. Visit Castle Varrich and Dun Dornaigil Broch for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tee off at Durness Golf Club, stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durness road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wick to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Tongue, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Scourie Bay, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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 Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Jammery Culkein and Ullapool Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), The Old Man of Stoer (in Stoer) and Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop, Clachtoll Broch, &more). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at RhueArt, 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, Assynt, Stoer, Ross and Cromarty
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 Strome Castle. Head to All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop and Applecross Photographic Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Torridon National Trust Estate (in Achnasheen), Strathcarron (Attadale Gardens, Beinn Liath Mhor, &more) and Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: stroll through Red Point Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, and take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon.

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, Kinlochewe, Kyle of Lochalsh, Applecross
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 Balquhidder Church Ruins. Do your shopping at Woodland Pottery & Crafts and Inverbeg Galleries. Change things up with these side-trips from Glencoe: Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop (in Strachur), Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray) and Dalmally (Glenorchy Parish Church & Kilchurn Castle). 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, Arrochar, Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
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 Jenners. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, &more), Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle, &more) and Berwick upon Tweed (The Lowry Trail, The Elizabethan Walls, &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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