9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Edinburgh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in January, with highs in Edinburgh at 44°F and lows at 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 · Parks
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Fort William

— 1 night
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, then get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, then enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, and finally learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fort William road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Nigg Old Church (in Nigg), Tain (Glasstorm & Tain Museum) and Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Village Green, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inverness online trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Scotland travel guide

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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.