6 days in Scotland Itinerary

6 days in Scotland Itinerary

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6 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Drive:  3​h
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness visit planner .

Glasgow to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh journey planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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