9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Durness
— 1 night
Drive
3
Wick
— 1 night
Drive
4
Beauly
— 1 night
Drive
5
Glencoe
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Edinburgh hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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1
night
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Durness itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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1
night
Wick

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wick trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wick are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

1
night
Beauly

Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. On the 8th (Sat), experience rural life at Robertsons, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Blackmuir Wood, and finally delve into the distant past at The Eagle Stone.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beauly trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Wick to Beauly takes 2.5 hours. In August in Beauly, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the views at Glen Coe and then trek along Lost Valley Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Beauly to Glencoe takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.