10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Mallaig
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

1
night
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Sands of Morar and then kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mallaig trip itinerary tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Mallaig is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Mallaig is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in January, with highs in Mallaig at 9°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Mallaig

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Camusdarach Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Step out of Aviemore to go to Beauly and see Aigas Field Centre, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, enjoy some diversion at TreeZone Aviemore, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aviemore online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Mallaig to Aviemore with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mallaig in January since evenings lows in Aviemore dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns, Aigas Field Centre
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein
TreeZone Aviemore ©
TreeZone Aviemore

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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