8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lochinver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planning site .

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

1
night
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, then stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, then explore the activities along Culag Woods, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lochinver tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Lochinver takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch ©
Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Family-friendly places like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and TreeZone Aviemore will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Aviemore online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lochinver to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Aviemore are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
TreeZone Aviemore ©
TreeZone Aviemore

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