9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Durness
— 1 night
Drive
3
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Edinburgh

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, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

1
night
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, explore the galleries of Mudness Ceramics, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durness online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, look for gifts at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nessieland. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn, identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, and finally admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls.

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Getting from Durness to Drumnadrochit by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 1st (Sat), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, hike along Glencoe Lochan, take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and finally trek along West Highland Way. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and finally explore the activities along Loch Linnhe.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Glencoe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Glencoe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

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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.