9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  3​h
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 1st (Mon), gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort George, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning site .

Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Wildwoodz
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Durness planning website .

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Durness are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach

2
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip planner .

You can drive from Durness to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Coe
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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