7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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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. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Aviemore, use our trip itinerary maker.

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) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
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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. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of Glen Coe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe trip 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, daytime highs in Glencoe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and make a trip to Scottish National War Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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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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