3 days in Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

3 days in Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

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3 days in Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 1 day
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh
— 1 night
End: Edinburgh

1
day
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 9th (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

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

Edinburgh to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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