7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
1
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

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London to Aviemore is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Aviemore hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Working Sheepdogs, Aigas Field Centre, Culloden Battlefield
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then appreciate the views at Glencoe.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe route planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe ©
Glencoe

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh journey planner .

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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