7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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7 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oban
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culloden Battlefield and Glenfiddich Distillery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cairngorm Mountain and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Loch Morlich (in Aviemore), Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planning site .

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aviemore, Glenfiddich Distillery, Nairn Beach, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery

1
night
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

1
night
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to McCaig's Tower, delve into the distant past at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, step into the grandiose world of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Oban travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Oban in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Oban sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

1
night
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. On the 30th (Thu), explore the galleries of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, get outside with The Birks of Aberfeldy, sample the fine beverages at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pitlochry trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Oban to Pitlochry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Aberfeldy
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The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Edradour Distillery ©
Edradour Distillery

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip app .

You can drive from Pitlochry to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

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