5 days in Scotland Itinerary

5 days in Scotland Itinerary

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5 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h
1
Edinburgh
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dingwall
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sun), wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Edinburgh, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, and then stroll through Durness Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Durness route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. September in Durness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dingwall.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Balnakeil Craft Village ©
Balnakeil Craft Village

1
night
Dingwall

Dingwall
Dingwall is a town and a royal burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. On the 17th (Tue), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Picaresque Books, look for gifts at Embrace Gift Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Tollie Red Kites, then view the masterpieces at Tore Art Gallery, and finally pick up some local products at Ferintosh Community Market.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingwall online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Durness to Dingwall in 2.5 hours. In September in Dingwall, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingwall

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ferintosh Community Market, Embrace Gift Shop, Tore Art Gallery

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