8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  3​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip generator.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to River Foyers (in Foyers) and Ness E' Bikes (in Fort Augustus). Spend a day outdoors on the 4th (Sat) with Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Abriachan Nurseries - The Garden On Loch Ness, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, hike along Loch Affric Circular Walk, and take a memorable drive along North Coast 500.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary builder.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ness E' Bikes, River Foyers, Urquhart Castle, Loch Affric Circular Walk
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Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire ©
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk

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