9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Glasgow
— 1 day
Drive
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Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow

— 1 day

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip planning app.

Linton to Glasgow is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Linton in August, with highs in Glasgow at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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 21st (Sat): stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then trek along Glencoe Lochan, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Glasgow to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then stroll through Oldshoremore Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Durness trip simple and quick.

Drive from Glencoe to Durness in 4.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Aviemore

— 1 night
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 24th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, then delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle, and then get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Royal Yacht Britannia. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planning site.

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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.