8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stirling
Drive
3
Glencoe
Drive
4
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fort Augustus
Drive
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Plockton
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Callander
— 1 night
Drive

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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse as well as The Royal Mile. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Museum of Childhood. Family-friendly places like Edinburgh Castle and Dean Village will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Georgian House, browse the exhibits of John Knox House Museum, make a trip to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Stirling.
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Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 10th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stirling trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stirling are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Glencoe.
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Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glencoe online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Glencoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary builder tool.

Fort William is very close to Glencoe. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Fort Augustus.
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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Augustus route planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Fort Augustus in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Plockton.
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Plockton — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box, stop by The Lochcarron Weavers Shop, then delve into the lush surroundings at Reraig Forest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Morar Cross.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Plockton trip planning app.

Drive from Fort Augustus to Plockton in 1.5 hours. In August in Plockton, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 12th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Plockton to Isle of Skye in an hour. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Callander.
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Callander — 1 night

Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Samson's Putting Stone, then contemplate the long history of Inchmahome Priory, then identify plant and animal life at Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, and finally make a trip to The Hill of St Kessog.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Callander day trip planning tool.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Callander in 4.5 hours. In August in Callander, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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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Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.
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