8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Train
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
5
Edinburgh
Drive
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights

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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh Castle and Scottish National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online trip builder.

York to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Urquhart Castle to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Isle of Skye.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Isle of Skye — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Portree Harbour, Grumpy George, Kilt Rock, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and then explore the activities along Portree Harbour.

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You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 Neptune's Staircase, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glencoe Lochan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct and then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase.

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Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh

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You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Buchanan Street, Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Gander Walking Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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