30 days in Scotland Itinerary

30 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aberdeen
Train:  30 min
1
Stonehaven
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Crail
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Glasgow
— 4 nights
4
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Stirling
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Fort Augustus
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen

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Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunnottar Castle. On the 15th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, look for gifts at My Beautiful Caravan, then steep yourself in history at Stonehaven Clock Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Stonehaven trip planner.

Aberdeen to Stonehaven is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Stonehaven can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crail.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Shopping
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
My Beautiful Caravan ©
My Beautiful Caravan

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Crail

Crail ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Nicholsons Sweet and Ice Cream Shop and then browse for treasures at The Pop In.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Crail vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Stonehaven to Crail by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Crail

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Pittenweem, Billow Ness Beach, St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans, Cellardyke Harbour, Robinson Crusoe Statue
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Nicholsons Sweet and Ice Cream Shop ©
Nicholsons Sweet and Ice Cream Shop
St. Fillan's Cave ©
St. Fillan's Cave
Robinson Crusoe Statue ©
Robinson Crusoe Statue

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get some historical perspective at Crossraguel Abbey and Cathedral of St. Kentigern. Visiting Seamill Beach and Tinto Hill will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Gourock (Lunderston Bay & The Tower Hill), Cathedral of the Isles (in Millport) and Stevenston Beach (in Stevenston). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Auchentullich Farm Shop, step into the grandiose world of Greenan Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Turnberry Lighthouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Central Mosque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Crail to Glasgow in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gourock, Turnberry Lighthouse, Tinto Hill, Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House, Greenan Castle
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Crossraguel Abbey ©
Crossraguel Abbey
Auchentullich Farm Shop ©
Auchentullich Farm Shop
Tinto Hill ©
Tinto Hill

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
On the 21st (Sat), sample the fine beverages at The Clydeside Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church, and then stroll around Glasgow Green. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Troon Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Dean Castle and Country Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Princes Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip planning site.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dean Castle and Country Park, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Troon Beach, Gouldings Garden Centre
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Merchant City ©
Merchant City
Dean Castle and Country Park ©
Dean Castle and Country Park
Troon Beach ©
Troon Beach

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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. You've now added Ben Nevis to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Highland Titles Nature Reserve and St. Conan’s Kirk. Popular historic sites such as MacIntosh Parish Church and Saint Andrew's Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Castle Stalker (in Appin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Signal Rock and An Torr, trek along West Highland Way, don't miss a visit to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Fairy Forest.

Plan my day in Fort William using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Glencoe, St. Conan’s Kirk, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Stalker, West Highland Way
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, then see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, and finally stroll around Whin Park. On the next day, stroll through Findhorn Beach, snap pictures at Culloden Viaduct, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, then get your game on at Infinity Trampoline Park Inverness, and finally get your game on at Inverness Kart Raceway.

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You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Findhorn Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop ©
Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop
Old High Church, Inverness ©
Old High Church, Inverness
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach, then make a trip to Dun Beag Broch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, look for gifts at The Isle of Skye Soap Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Portree Parish Church, delve into the distant past at Clach Ard Symbol Stone, then step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, and finally learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye online road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Stirling.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

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Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stirling Castle as well as Melrose Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Melrose Abbey, have some family-friendly fun at Cats Meow Kittea Cafe, appreciate the history behind Robert The Bruce Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel Royal, and finally snap pictures at Stirling Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stirling day trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Stirling in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Melrose Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Cambuskenneth Abbey ©
Cambuskenneth Abbey

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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Take a break from the city and head to Scourie Bay and Inverpolly Nature Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rispond Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Venture out of the city with trips to Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Lotte Glob (in Durness) and Lochinver (Hermit's Castle & Clachtoll Broch). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Falls of Measach, take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and hike along Ullapool Hill.

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You can drive from Stirling to Ullapool in 4 hours. In January in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness, Lochinver, Scourie Bay, Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
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Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Step off the beaten path and head to Invergarry Castle and Strome Castle. Get outdoors at Grampian Mountains and Ratagan to Glenelg. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Augustus side-trips: Ardverikie Estate (in Newtonmore), Dog Falls (in Tomich) and Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Bridge of Oich, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, take in the pleasant sights at Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin.

Plan my day in Fort Augustus using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Fort Augustus takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Invergarry, Ardverikie Estate, Ratagan to Glenelg, Dog Falls, Urquhart Castle
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General Wade’s Military Roads ©
General Wade’s Military Roads
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks ©
Invergarry Castle ©
Invergarry Castle

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added Dunnottar Castle to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Greyfriars Kirkyard and Museum on the Mound. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jupiter Artland and The Knights Vault. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, browse the different shops at Waverley Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portobello Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Cuthbert's Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dunnottar Castle, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard

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