8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Fort William
— 1 night
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get great views at Calton Hill, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, Edinburgh is little chillier than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

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 ©
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, thenappreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head outdoors with Glen Brittle, thentake in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour
Glen Brittle ©
Glen Brittle
Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Loch Morlich and Zipline. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, and head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Aviemore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Theme Parks Adventure
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Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Zipline

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