8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Durness
— 1 night
3
Inverness
— 2 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durness driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Robertsons, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness planning app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Beauly
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Distillery Tours
Food Tours

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