9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sioux Falls

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip builder website .

Sioux Falls, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Edinburgh. When traveling from Sioux Falls in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Edinburgh, with highs around 47°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

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

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, steep yourself in history at Fort George, go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, and explore the activities along Loch Ness.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, Clava Cairns, Bowhunter Archery, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

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