9 days in Scottish Highlands & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in Scottish Highlands & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Aviemore
— 1 night
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Beauly
— 1 night
3
Wick
— 1 night
4
Kinlochbervie
— 1 night
5
Glencoe
— 1 night
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip itinerary planning tool.

Paris, France to Aviemore is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Aviemore. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Aviemore hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Beauly.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Kingussie
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes

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Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then explore the galleries of Kilmorack Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tollie Red Kites.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Beauly day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Beauly takes an hour. In October in Beauly, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Beauly

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tollie Red Kites
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Tollie Red Kites ©
Tollie Red Kites
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory

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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, and then stroll through Sinclair's Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wick sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Beauly to Wick in 2.5 hours. In October in Wick, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Wick

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Sinclair's Bay ©
Sinclair's Bay

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Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Oldshoremore Beach and then head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinlochbervie online journey maker.

You can drive from Wick to Kinlochbervie in 3 hours. In October in Kinlochbervie, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 8th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Glencoe online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Glencoe in 4.5 hours. In October in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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