9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Dingwall
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Applecross
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
John O'Groats
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park.

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

Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 3rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Nairn Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn Beach
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

1
day
Dingwall

Dingwall ©
Dingwall is a town and a royal burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then steep yourself in history at Strathpeffer Pump Room, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Leod, and finally don't miss a visit to Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dingwall trip planner .

Dingwall is just a short distance from Inverness. April in Dingwall sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Dingwall

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Strathpeffer, Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park, Beauly Priory, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop
Highlights from your plan
Castle Leod ©
Castle Leod
Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park ©
Blackrock Caravan & Camping Park

1
night
Applecross

Applecross ©
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, then view the masterpieces at Applecross Photographic Gallery, and then hike along Dun Caan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Applecross online day trip planner .

Drive from Dingwall to Applecross in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Applecross

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dun Caan
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Dun Caan ©
Dun Caan
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Applecross Photographic Gallery ©
Applecross Photographic Gallery

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at An Talla Solais, stroll through Ullapool Hill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Ullapool Golf Club and then explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Applecross to Ullapool takes 2.5 hours. April in Ullapool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, Ardvreck Castle, Falls of Kirkaig
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill
Ullapool Golf Club ©
Ullapool Golf Club

1
night
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get great views at Duncansby Head and then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the John O'Groats trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to John O'Groats takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in John O'Groats can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

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