7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Munlochy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: London

2
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: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday tool .

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Attractions like Sandwood Bay Beach and Sango Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, Head underground at Smoo Cave, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Munlochy.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Sandwood Bay Beach, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
night
Munlochy

Munlochy ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get your game on at Wildwoodz, then kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munlochy route planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Munlochy takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munlochy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munlochy

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Rosemarkie
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Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

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