7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland journey planner

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

— 3 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 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Loch Morlich. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and then stroll through Aigas Field Centre.

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London to Aviemore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect Aviemore to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 6th (Mon): stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glencoe online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Glencoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.