10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Wick
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Shop till you drop at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Open Eye Gallery. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, admire the striking features of Greyfriars Kirk, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and view the masterpieces at Jupiter Artland.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

2
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, explore the ancient world of Old St Peter's Church, enjoy the sea views from Holburn Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Grey Cairns of Camster, then see the interesting displays at Laidhay Croft Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Castle and Gardens of Mey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wick day trip planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Wick in 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

Thurso, Grey Cairns of Camster, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Laidhay Croft Museum, Dunnet Head Lighthouse
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Castle Gallery. Head to Ferintosh Community Market and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibitionfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Gallery48 (in Cromarty) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: get advice or help at Culloden Battlefield, delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Ninians Church, and see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness online vacation maker .

You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Ferintosh Community Market, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield
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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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