10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  6​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online journey planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In December, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 8th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Aviemore Kart Raceway and then explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Packhorse Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), then kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Aviemore sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cairngorms National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery

2
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cille Choirill Church, and then don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint, snap pictures at Bridge of Oich, then don't miss a visit to Village Green, then look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and finally admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Augustus trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Fort Augustus takes 1.5 hours. In December in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cromarty.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Roybridge, Falls of Glomach, Bridge of Oich, Village Green
Highlights from your plan
Cille Choirill Church ©
Cille Choirill Church
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach

2
nights
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Bowhunter Archery, then have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, and then examine the collection at Tain Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cromarty trip builder site .

Getting from Fort Augustus to Cromarty by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cromarty are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cromarty

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tain Museum, Nigg Old Church, Wildwoodz, Bowhunter Archery
Highlights from your plan
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Tain Museum
Tain Museum

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