9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 1 night
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Wick
— 1 night
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Beauly
— 1 night
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Glencoe
— 2 nights

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durness road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get great views at Duncansby Head, then experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wick day trip app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. August in Wick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

John O'Groats
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

1
night
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Robertsons, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, then head outdoors with Blackmuir Woods, and finally delve into the distant past at The Eagle Stone.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beauly road trip app.

Drive from Wick to Beauly in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Beauly

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Strathpeffer
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Kilmorack Gallery ©
Kilmorack Gallery

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nights
Glencoe

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 15th (Sat): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Beauly to Glencoe takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Glencoe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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