10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cromarty
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Augustus: Falls of Glomach (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre, ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads.

Before you visit Fort Augustus, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Vancouver, Canada to Fort Augustus is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Fort Augustus due to the time zone difference. In December in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cromarty.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Roybridge, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Ratagan to Glenelg, Falls of Glomach, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
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
On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, then take in the views from Dulsie Bridge, and finally enjoy some diversion at Bowhunter Archery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at East Church, see the interesting displays at Cromarty Courthouse, examine the collection at Tain Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tarbat Discovery Centre, and finally make a trip to Mermaid of the North.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cromarty visit planner.

Getting from Fort Augustus to Cromarty by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nairn, Tain, Wildwoodz, Nigg Old Church, Tarbat Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Tain Museum
Tain Museum
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery

4
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cromarty to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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