8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  2​h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Portobello Beach, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Dean Village, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
day
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
The Meeting of the Three Waters has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at The Meeting of the Three Waters, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Glencoe Village tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe Village in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe Village are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Steall Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
The Meeting of the Three Waters ©
The Meeting of the Three Waters

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. For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William road trip planning site .

Fort William is just a short distance from Glencoe Village. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sligachan Old Bridge, The Old Man of Storr, Portree Harbour, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Wed), snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, then admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and then explore the activities along Portree Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye route planner.

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

1
night
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. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Gairloch trip website .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've added Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Loch Morlich, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and finally explore the activities along Loch Ness.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gairloch to Inverness in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle, Loch Morlich, Loch Ness
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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