8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Poolewe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive

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2
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Old Town Bookshop. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions site.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Highlights from your trip
Arthur's Seat ©
Must see
Arthur's Seat
4.8
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Specialty Museum
Royal Yacht Britannia
4.7

3
nights
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. For shopping fun, head to The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition or Lotte Glob. Step out of the city life by going to Durness Beach and Balnakeil Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, and Head underground at Smoo Cave.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. May in Durness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Poolewe.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Durness Beach ©
Must see
Durness Beach
5.0
Sango Bay ©
Beach
Sango Bay
4.9

1
night
Poolewe

Poolewe is a small village in Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland, about 75 miles north-west from Inverness, by Loch Ewe. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, then look for gifts at Perfume Studio, then admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, and finally stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Poolewe trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Poolewe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Poolewe

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Perfume Studio ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Perfume Studio
4.5

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then hike along West Highland Way, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

Plan trip to Glencoe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Poolewe to Glencoe in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glen Etive
Wildlife Area
Glen Etive
4.8
West Highland Way ©
Hiking Trail
West Highland Way
4.5

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