8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dingwall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, and finally appreciate the views at Glencoe.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ballachulish journey maker website .

Vancouver, Canada to Ballachulish is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Ballachulish, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Ballachulish is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

2
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Perfume Studio, see the interesting displays at Gairloch Heritage Museum, and then trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market, view the masterpieces at RhueArt, then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, and finally trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ballachulish to Gairloch in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dingwall.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kinlochewe, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Perfume Studio
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Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum

1
night
Dingwall

Dingwall ©
Dingwall is a town and a royal burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse for treasures at Picaresque Books, pick up some local products at Ferintosh Community Market, then get outside with Blackmuir Woods, and finally admire the sheer force of Black Water Falls.

Make your Dingwall itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Gairloch to Dingwall in 1.5 hours. In September in Dingwall, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dingwall

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferintosh Community Market, Black Water Falls, Blackmuir Woods
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Black Water Falls ©
Black Water Falls

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then step into the grandiose world of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Georgian House, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planner .

Getting from Dingwall to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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