8 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Bristol to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Fort William

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Kyle of Lochalsh

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the next day, explore the activities along Loch Ness, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then contemplate the long history of St Ninians Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.