8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  16 h
1
Inverness
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
End: Flint

1
day
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inverness day trip planning website.

Flint, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Flint to Inverness due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Flint in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inverness: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then stop by Skyelight.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Skyelight ©
Skyelight

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort William online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Commando Monument
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel route app.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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