10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Wick
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, take in the exciting artwork at Jupiter Artland, browse the exhibits of Open Eye Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, delve into the distant past at Old St Peter's Church, enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Grey Cairns of Camster, then see the interesting displays at Laidhay Croft Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wick trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Wick takes 5.5 hours. August in Wick sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

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Inverness

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort George for their historical value. Let the collections at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Highland Folk Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Ferintosh Community Market (in Culbokie), Gallery48 (in Cromarty) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, contemplate the long history of St Ninians Church, and view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip planner.

You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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