9 days in Scotland Itinerary

9 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arisaig
— 1 day
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort George, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dornoch Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

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Atlanta, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Arisaig

— 1 day
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Morar Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arisaig travel route website.

You can drive from Inverness to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Arisaig are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, have fun at Ice Factor, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe holiday maker.

You can drive from Arisaig to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.