9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom Trip Planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Arisaig
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Fort George, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Inverness is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 65°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nigg Old Church, Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle, Dornoch Beach, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

few
hours
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get outside with Silver Sands of Morar and then kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arisaig trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Arisaig takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Arisaig are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Silver Sands of Morar
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Silver Sands of Morar ©
Silver Sands of Morar

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then have fun at Ice Factor, and then appreciate the views at Glencoe.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe itinerary maker.

Getting from Arisaig to Glencoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation trip planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Real Mary King's Close ©
Real Mary King's Close
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

Similar Plans

10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans