12 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

12 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 1 night
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Fly
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly

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Edinburgh — 3 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, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Edinburgh. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Glencoe.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe day trip planning app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.
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Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Durness — 1 night

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

You can plan Durness trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Glencoe to Durness by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Aviemore online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Aviemore are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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London — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Aviemore to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, London is somewhat warmer than Aviemore - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Tours
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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.
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