7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Inverness
— 3 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Ness, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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