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

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour planner .

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Samalaman Beach, then see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, and then kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arisaig online trip planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Arisaig in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Samalaman Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Samalaman Beach ©
Samalaman Beach
Land Sea and Islands Centre ©
Land Sea and Islands Centre

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then stroll through Durness Beach, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durness attractions planner .

Getting from Arisaig to Durness by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): have fun at TreeZone Aviemore, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aviemore trip planning app .

Getting from Durness to Aviemore by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Aviemore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
TreeZone Aviemore ©
TreeZone Aviemore
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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