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Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

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 Inverness, and then explore the activities along River Ness.

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Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3-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.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks
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Durness — 2 nights

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.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 3 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 go by car to Fort William.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Fort William — 2 nights

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): snap pictures 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 explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

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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.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

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, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

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Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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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.