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.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh tour app .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Real Mary King's Close ©
Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort George, then stroll through Cawdor Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dornoch Cathedral. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Fort Augustus, Cawdor Castle, Dornoch Cathedral
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Fort George
Fort George
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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