8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Glasgow
— 2 nights
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
4
Inverness
— 1 night

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online trip maker.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and then wander the streets of Buchanan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, then pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, and finally step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Glasgow journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stirling
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort William online journey planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nairn, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

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