7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Aviemore
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

1
day
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Aviemore is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Aviemore hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein
Aviemore Kart Raceway ©
Aviemore Kart Raceway

1
night
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 18th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Bronze Ford Model T, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

Getting from Aviemore to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then have some family-friendly fun at Lawnmarket Old Time Photos, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Room Escape Games

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