8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Aviemore
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip builder .

Paris, France to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Edinburgh. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in March: highs in Edinburgh hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, then snap pictures at Bridge of Oich, then look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and finally ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus driving holiday planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, Bridge of Oich
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Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh
General Wade’s Military Roads ©
General Wade’s Military Roads
Suidhe Viewpoint ©
Suidhe Viewpoint

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Lael Forest Walks, identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market, then explore the activities along The Minch, and finally trek along Ullapool Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort Augustus to Ullapool in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, and then snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip website .

Getting from Ullapool to Aviemore by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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