18 days in Edinburgh & Glencoe Itinerary

18 days in Edinburgh & Glencoe Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 14 nights
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 14 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Glentress Forest (in Peebles) and Don Coyote Outdoor Centre (in Lamancha). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel route planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencoe

— 3 nights
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 12th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe, and finally hike along West Highland Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Mountain, and then trek along Lost Valley Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips