5 days in Scotland Itinerary

5 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Bellfield Park, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and then explore the activities along River Ness.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inverness road trip app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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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