30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Dundee
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
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Dundee

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Popular historic sites such as St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Links are in your itinerary. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Discovery Point will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dundee: The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and St. Ninian's Cathedral (in Perth). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum and explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dundee road trip planner.

Richmond, USA to Dundee is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Richmond to Dundee, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Richmond in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dundee: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dundee to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Dundee in June, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, then take an unorthodox tour of Ring of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, and finally get a dose of the wild on Orkney Uncovered.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkwall itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Kirkwall by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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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 outdoors at Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Glenfinnan Viaduct. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus), Seafari Adventures (in Ellenabeich) and Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument.

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You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eilean Donan Castle and Skye Museum of Island Life. Step off the beaten path and head to The Quiraing and Plockton Seal Trips. Step out of Isle of Skye with an excursion to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint in Applecross--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, explore the activities along Portree Harbour, explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, and don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Blackhouse, steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bernera Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dun Eistean, then visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Moluag's Church.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Stornoway trip itinerary app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Stornoway by journey takes about 4 hours. In June in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Necropolis and Doune Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glasgow Cathedral and Culzean Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Inveraray (Inveraray Castle & Inveraray Jail), Mount Stuart (in Rothesay) and Falls of Dochart (in Killin). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, contemplate the long history of Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House, explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and don't miss a visit to National Wallace Monument.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glasgow attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Glasgow. Traveling from Stornoway in June, expect nights in Glasgow to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.