9 days in Larne & Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Larne & Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner

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Drive to George Best Belfast City Airport, Fly to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Drive to Thurso
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Larne is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Larne tour itinerary builder site.

Dublin, Ireland to Larne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Larne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Larne

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, step into the grandiose world of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and finally take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps, step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, then take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Melvich Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thurso road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Larne to Thurso. In August, daytime highs in Thurso are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Thurso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips


— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get your game on at Wildwoodz, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Thurso to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips


— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip app.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Scotland travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.