7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh & Inverness Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at The Real Mary King's Close and Edinburgh Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Scottish Parliament, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
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 where to stay, photos, other places to visit, 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

Side Trips

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

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