10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Beauly
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kingussie
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Get some historical perspective at Real Mary King's Close and Scottish National War Memorial. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday website .

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Real Mary King's Close ©
Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

Before you visit Glencoe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Glencoe are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Beauly.

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

2
nights
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. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, step into the grandiose world of Fort George, then contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, and finally identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beauly itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Glencoe to Beauly in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Beauly can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kingussie.

Things to do in Beauly

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Nigg Old Church, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
Kingussie

Kingussie ©
Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at RSPB - Insh Marshes.

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Getting from Beauly to Kingussie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kingussie can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kingussie

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
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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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