7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland trip planner

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Scottish Parliament. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online visit planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Inverness

— 3 nights

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 3.5 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

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