8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Glencoe
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Edinburgh
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Glencoe — 3 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glencoe: Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind James Stewart Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip planner.

Land's End to Glencoe is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. In November, Glencoe is slightly colder than Land's End - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
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