8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lochinver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

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Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rosemarkie
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night
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Clachtoll Beach Campsite, then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lochinver online journey planner .

Drive from Inverness to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lochinver can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Clachtoll Beach Campsite
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Sandwood Bay Beach and Balnakeil Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, and shop like a local with Wee Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Durness takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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