9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  9​h
End: Helsinki


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1
day
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online holiday planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

1
night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe Village takes 3 hours. In August in Glencoe Village, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ice Factor
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Loch Portree, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, then don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then experience rural life at The Oyster Shed, then admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye sightseeing planning website .

Explore your travel options from Glencoe Village to Isle of Skye with the Route module. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for nature, wildlife, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore driving holiday planner .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Aviemore by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

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