8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Land's End
Drive:  9​h
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Land's End

3
days
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Get outdoors at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glencoe: Silver Sands of Morar (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, pause for some photo ops at James Stewart Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Glencoe trip generator.

Land's End to Glencoe is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Silver Sands of Morar, Camusdarach Beach, Saint Andrew's Church
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach
Silver Sands of Morar

4
days
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, get great views at Calton Hill, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland

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