8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 25th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inverness online attractions planner.

Sibiu, Romania to Inverness is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sibiu to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sibiu in June, expect Inverness to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Fort William — 1 night

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 27th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Edinburgh — 5 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, make a trip to The Royal Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.