6 days in Scotland Itinerary

6 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to London



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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip maker.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe road trip app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Glencoe sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kingussie.

Things to do in Glencoe

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and then stroll through RSPB - Insh Marshes. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, stroll through Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kingussie online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Glencoe to Kingussie by car takes about 2 hours. December in Kingussie sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kingussie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Scotland travel guide

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.