7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland itinerary planner

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Grantown-on-Spey
— 1 day
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
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North Uist
— 1 night
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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Grantown-on-Spey

— 1 day
Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Thunder in the glens, then head outdoors with Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, and then find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grantown-on-Spey travel website.

Edinburgh to Grantown-on-Spey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Spindrift Boat Cruises and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Uist.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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North Uist

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Shoreline Stoneware and then kick back and relax at Traigh Lingeigh Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the North Uist road trip site.

Getting from Isle of Skye to North Uist by journey takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in North Uist are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in North Uist

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
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Glencoe

— 1 night
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and then stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe planning tool.

You can drive from North Uist to Glencoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Glencoe sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.