8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: London

1
night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort George, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip builder website .

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, Inverness is slightly colder than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Loch Ness
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Family-friendly places like Sandwood Bay Beach and Balnakeil Bay will thrill your kids. Step out of Durness to go to Handa Island and see Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Sandwood Bay Beach
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, stop by Castlehill Whisky, then browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edinburgh tour planner .

You can drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

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