4 days in Scotland Itinerary

4 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Drive
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Mallaig
— 1 day
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— Few hours
Drive
3
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
5
Edinburgh
— 1 night

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Mallaig

Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Western Isles Cruises, then examine the collection at Land Sea and Islands Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach.

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Edinburgh to Mallaig is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Mallaig are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Mallaig

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Camusdarach Beach ©
Must see
Camusdarach Beach
4.8
Western Isles Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Western Isles Cruises
4.6
Land Sea and Islands Centre ©
Specialty Museum
Land Sea and Islands Centre
4.8

few
hours
Isle of Skye

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
To find ratings and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mallaig to Isle of Skye takes 2 hours. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

1
night
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 17th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Cruise Loch Ness, stop by Iceberg Glass, then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, then get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint, and finally cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus road trip site.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort Augustus by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Isle of Skye in October, Fort Augustus is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cruise Loch Ness ©
Boat Tour
Cruise Loch Ness
4.4

1
night
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along River Ness, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Inverness in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Distillery Tours
4.9
Culloden Battlefield ©
Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield
4.6
River Ness ©
Water Body
River Ness
4.6

1
night
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
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Must see
Walking tours
4.8

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