8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Rothes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cromarty
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Budapest

1
night
Rothes

Rothes
Rothes is a town in Moray, Scotland, on the banks of the River Spey, 10 miles south of Elgin on the A941. To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rothes sightseeing app .

Drive from Fort Augustus to Rothes in 2.5 hours. December in Rothes sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Rothes

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Cromarty

Cromarty ©
On the 27th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Gallery48, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Regulus, stop by The Cheese House, then contemplate the long history of Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, then see the interesting displays at Cromarty Courthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cromarty tour app .

Drive from Rothes to Cromarty in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cromarty are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Cromarty

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chanonry Point
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East Church ©
East Church
Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse

2
nights
Fort Augustus

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 28th (Sat), explore the activities along Loch Ness, admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, then ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Fort Augustus War Memorial, stop by Iceberg Glass, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and finally make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Augustus driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Cromarty to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. December in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulloch Ringing Centre, The Falls of Foyers, Urquhart Castle, Commando Monument, Loch Ness
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre
General Wade’s Military Roads ©
General Wade’s Military Roads

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

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Drive from Fort Augustus to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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