9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Drive to Cromarty
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Cromarty
— 1 night
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Durness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Cromarty

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by The Cheese House, examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, browse the exhibits of Gallery48, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Regulus, then steep yourself in history at Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cromarty itinerary tool.

Izmir, Turkey to Cromarty is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Izmir to Cromarty. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izmir in July: high temperatures in Cromarty hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Cromarty

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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nights
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, explore the galleries of Balnakeil Craft Village, take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness road trip planning app.

Drive from Cromarty to Durness in 3 hours. July in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

5
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Visit Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. There's much more to do: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.