7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Real Mary King's Close. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Scottish Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation builder.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort George, then step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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