60 days in Scotland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 11 nights
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Wick
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Ullapool
— 4 nights
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Gairloch
— 5 nights
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Glencoe
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 26 nights

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are in your itinerary. Head to Cheese Pantry@ Connage and Inchmore Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Grantown-on-Spey (Anagach Woods & Grantown Museum) and Benromach (in Forres). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, sample the fine beverages at Caorunn Gin Tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Louisville, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Inverness. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days in Inverness, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

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
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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), Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet) and Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, kick back and relax at Sinclair's Bay, and don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

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 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Dunnet Bay Distillery ©
Dunnet Bay Distillery
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse

3
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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), Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tee off at Durness Golf Club, stroll through Sango Bay, 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 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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: Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop, Clachtoll Broch, &more), Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll) and The Old Man of Stoer (in Stoer). 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 64°F and lows of 49°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 ©

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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 The Morar Cross. 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), Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Strome Castle (in Lochcarron). There's still lots to do: stroll through Red Point Beach, trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gairloch trip builder.

You can drive from Ullapool to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gairloch are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll set off for Glencoe on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

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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 The Scottish Crannog Centre. 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), Dalmally (Glenorchy Parish Church & Kilchurn Castle) and Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray). There's much more to do: stroll through Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, 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 65°F, and evening lows to 50°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

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 Urbane Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle, &more), Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, &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 65°F during the day and 49°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

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 24:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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