11 days in Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Aviemore
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
End: London

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and stroll through Calton Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planning tool.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get your game on at Arisaig Archery, then kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, then take a memorable drive along Morar Beach, and finally tee off at Traigh Golf Course.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arisaig trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Arisaig takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Morar Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Arisaig Archery ©
Arisaig Archery
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Rispond Beach and Sango Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, browse the exhibits of Balnakeil Craft Village, and view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Durness vacation site.

Drive from Arisaig to Durness in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arisaig in December since evenings lows in Durness dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 30th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, then get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway, and then take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Loch Morlich and then find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Aviemore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

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