8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Train
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly

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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online tour itinerary planner.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Glencoe

— 1 night
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, and then appreciate the history behind The Morar Cross.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along River Ness, get outside with Northern Meeting Park, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.