7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Fort William
— 1 night
3
Inverness
— 2 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online route planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Fort William

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 5th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, thenexplore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally paddle through the water with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Glen Coe
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Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours ©
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Loch Ness, steep yourself in history at St Ninians Church, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre, St Ninians Church
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

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