8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Glencoe
— 1 night
3
Durness
— 2 nights
4
Aviemore
— 2 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, have fun and explore at Dynamic Earth, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, thenplay a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencoe journey app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Glencoe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Glencoe to Durness in 4.5 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 5th (Wed), get outside with Loch Morlich Watersports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. August in Aviemore sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
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