9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Glenfinnan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

3
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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Edinburgh. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

1
night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Glencoe Lochan, appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe Village road trip website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe Village takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
The Glencoe Massacre Monument ©
The Glencoe Massacre Monument

2
nights
Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan ©
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Glenfinnan railway museum, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, then hike along Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands).

To find out how to plan a trip to Glenfinnan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Glencoe Village to Glenfinnan in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Glenfinnan can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Castle Tioram
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Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

2
nights
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. On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planning tool .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glenfinnan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

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