8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: New Orleans

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Rosslyn Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Wallace Monument and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge (in Stirling), Discovery Point (in Dundee) and Dunblane Cathedral (in Dunblane). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Rosslyn Chapel, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Discovery Point
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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