8 days in Moray Itinerary

8 days in Moray Itinerary

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Forres ©
Forres is a town and former royal burgh situated in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately east of Inverness and west of Elgin. Venture out of the city with trips to Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Caorunn Gin Tour (in Cromdale). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Benromach, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Forres trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Forres is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Forres are much colder (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Elgin.

Things to do in Forres

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Caorunn Gin Tour
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Benromach ©


Elgin ©
Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. You've now added The Malt Whisky Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elgin Cathedral and then trek along The Malt Whisky Trail. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glenfiddich Distillery, thensample the fine beverages at Glenlivet Distillery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Speyside Way Long Distance Route.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Elgin itinerary builder website.

Elgin is very close to Forres. In October, daily temperatures in Elgin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elgin

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Speyside Way Long Distance Route, The Malt Whisky Trail, Glenfiddich Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery
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The Malt Whisky Trail ©
The Malt Whisky Trail
Elgin Cathedral ©
Elgin Cathedral
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery