10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, and explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

Plan my day in Edinburgh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Milan, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

1
night
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): have fun at Ice Factor, then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ballachulish attractions planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ballachulish in 3 hours. August in Ballachulish sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durness online holiday planner .

You can drive from Ballachulish to Durness in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwood Bay Beach, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Loch Morlich make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Boat of Garten Community Garden (in Boat of Garten) and River Foyers (in Foyers). It doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness tour planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Wildwoodz, River Foyers
Highlights from your plan
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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