4 days in Scotland Itinerary

4 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Aberdeen
— 1 day
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Aberdeen

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): trek along Old Deeside Railway Line, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmedie Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Gight Woods.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen road trip planning tool.

London to Aberdeen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Aberdeen to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 11th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Highland Tour Guide, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness vacation tool.

Drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 12th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Glencoe trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Glencoe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.