9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Sofia

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the activities along River Foyers, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary website .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Inverness is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Inverness is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sofia in October, you will find days in Inverness are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

River Foyers, St Ninians Church, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aigas Field Centre
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Distillery Tours

2
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort William day trip planning site .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glen Coe, Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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