9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 1 night
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 1st (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort George, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and then explore the activities along River Ness.

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Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, Head underground at Smoo Cave, then stroll through Durness Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at 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 take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then appreciate the history behind Seated Sculpture, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Durness to Fort William takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Coe
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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