8 days in Scotland & Edinburgh Itinerary

8 days in Scotland & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Start: Gander, Canada
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Scotland, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Gander, Canada

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night
Scotland, United States

Scotland ©
Scotland, in St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Lookout State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Scotland day trip planner.

Gander, Canada to Scotland is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Gander in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Scotland: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Scotland

Parks Nature
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Point Lookout State Park ©
Point Lookout State Park

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at Jenners and Aquila. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scotland to Edinburgh. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Scotland in September, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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