7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Aviemore
— 2 nights
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Rothiemurchus, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Boat of Garten Community Garden. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore attractions app.

Porto, Portugal to Aviemore is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porto in September, expect Aviemore to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Rothiemurchus ©
Rothiemurchus
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route builder website.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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