8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Train
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Glasgow
— 1 day
Drive
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
4
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Fly

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Glasgow

— 1 day

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

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Manchester to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Glasgow are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Pitlochry

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Edradour Distillery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Pitlochry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Breweries & Distilleries
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Aviemore

— 2 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.