9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Beauly
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Glencoe
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: New York 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, 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
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Durness

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, thenkick 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 fly; 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
night
Wick

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, thenexperience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, thenstep 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

John O'Groats
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop

1
night
Beauly

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): experience rural life at Robertsons, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, thenget outside with Blackmuir Woods, and finally delve into the distant past at The Eagle Stone.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beauly trip planner.

Getting from Wick to Beauly by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Beauly can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Strathpeffer
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Kilmorack Gallery ©
Kilmorack Gallery

1
night
Glencoe

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
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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