3 days in Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

3 days in Inverness & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Inverness
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Edinburgh
— 1 night

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Inverness

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Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary maker.

Edinburgh to Inverness is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

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

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edinburgh route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. 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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