1 day in Scotland Itinerary

1 day in Scotland Itinerary

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Scourie
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Durness
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Tongue
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Thurso
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John O'Groats
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Wick
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Helmsdale
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Dornoch
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Inverness
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Elgin
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Grantown-on-Spey
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Aberfeldy
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Edinburgh
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Scourie

Scourie, historically spelled "Scoury", is a village on the north west coast of Scotland, about halfway between Ullapool and Durness. To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Scourie trip app.

Edinburgh to Scourie is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Scourie are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Durness on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Scourie

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Scourie to Durness in an hour. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Tongue.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Tongue

Tongue is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland, in the western part of the former county of Sutherland. For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tongue trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Tongue in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Tongue can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Thurso.

Things to do in Tongue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Thurso

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thurso day trip planning website.

Drive from Tongue to Thurso in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Thurso can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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John O'Groats

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our John O'Groats driving holiday planner.

John O'Groats is just a stone's throw from Thurso. In August in John O'Groats, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Wick.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Wick

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Wick tour itinerary maker website.

Wick is just a short distance from John O'Groats. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Helmsdale.

Things to do in Wick

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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Helmsdale

Helmsdale is a village on the east coast of Sutherland, in the Highland council area of Scotland. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helmsdale online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Wick to Helmsdale in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Dornoch on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Helmsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Dornoch

Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dornoch trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Helmsdale to Dornoch in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Inverness on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Dornoch to Inverness in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Elgin on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

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Elgin

Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Elgin holiday planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Elgin in an hour. In August in Elgin, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Elgin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grantown-on-Spey online holiday planner.

You can drive from Elgin to Grantown-on-Spey in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Grantown-on-Spey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Aberfeldy on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aberfeldy tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Aberfeldy in 2 hours. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Aberfeldy to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.