9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Fly

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Old Town and St Giles' Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary site.

Portland, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Edinburgh is 8 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

2
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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 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach, then stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay. On the next day, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Durness Beach, and then stroll through Sango Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durness tour planning website.

Drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Durness are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites

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.