22 days in Scotland Itinerary

22 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland travel planner

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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow Central Tours, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City, and walk around Kelvingrove Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Glasgow. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Glasgow, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Edinburgh

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Potter Tour, The Edinburgh Dungeon and Greyfriars Kirkyard. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

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Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will leave for Aviemore on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Aviemore

— 1 night
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery. On your second day here, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and then take some stellar pictures from An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore journey planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness Botanic Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then stroll around Ness Islands, then admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel route planning website.

You can drive from Aviemore to Inverness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You will leave for Durness on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Balnakeil Bay, Balnakeil Beach and Sango Bay. On the 15th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave and then take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Durness trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Gairloch

— 2 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Badachro Inn has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gairloch road trip planning website.

You can drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping · Nature

Fort William

— 1 night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jacobite Steam Train. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Jacobite Steam Train and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort William vacation planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Fort William

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe travel itinerary planner.

Glencoe is very close to Fort William. In January, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Glencoe

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.