18 days in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh & Redruth Itinerary

18 days in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh & Redruth Itinerary

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18 days in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh & Redruth Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Exeter


Callander ©
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Callander: Falls of Dochart (in Killin) and Tyndrum Community Woodland (in Tyndrum). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Loch Katrine, take a peaceful walk through Three Lochs Forest Drive, stroll through Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, and examine the collection at Hamilton Toy Collection.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Callander online trip planner .

Exeter to Callander is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. April in Callander sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helensburgh.

Things to do in Callander

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Tyndrum Community Woodland, Three Lochs Forest Drive, Falls of Dochart, Action Adventure Activities
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Falls of Dochart ©
Falls of Dochart
Hamilton Toy Collection ©
Hamilton Toy Collection
Loch Katrine ©
Loch Katrine


Helensburgh ©
Helensburgh is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland. Explore Helensburgh's surroundings by going to Conic Hill (in Balmaha), Ben Lomond (in Rowardennan) and The Cobbler (in Arrochar). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, stop by Posh Paws Teddy Bears, take a leisurely stroll along Luss Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balloch Castle Country Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Helensburgh trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Callander to Helensburgh in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Redruth.

Things to do in Helensburgh

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Balloch, Luss, The Cobbler, Conic Hill, Ben Lomond
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Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre ©
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail ©
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
Conic Hill ©
Conic Hill


Redruth ©
Redruth is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Relax by the water at Perranporth Beach and Porthtowan Beach. Explore Redruth's surroundings by going to Portloe (in Portloe) and Porthcurnick Beach (in Trewithian). Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Trelissick.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Redruth trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helensburgh to Redruth. In April, daytime highs in Redruth are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Redruth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Truro, Hayle, St Agnes, Perranporth, Camborne
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Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach