7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

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7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and make a trip to Real Mary King's Close.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 12th (Fri), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and then get advice or help at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Fort George, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Inverness

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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River Ness ©
River Ness
Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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