9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Salt Lake City

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, get great views at Calton Hill, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Edinburgh: highs are around 44°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

1
night
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. On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, then have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fort William driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trips

Crombie Clay Shooting, The Commando Museum, Inchree Waterfalls
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Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting
Inchree Waterfalls ©
Inchree Waterfalls

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nigg Old Church (in Nigg), Tain (Glasstorm & Tain Museum) and Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Inverness using our trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tain, Bowhunter Archery, Wildwoodz, Village Green, Nigg Old Church
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Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Old Kirk Yard ©
Old Kirk Yard

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