11 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Wick
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

Rome, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: hike along Glencoe Lochan, trek along Lost Valley Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glencoe trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glencoe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, contemplate the long history of Strome Castle, make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box, then surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Glencoe to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wick.
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Wick — 1 night

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 18th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, and finally take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wick online journey maker.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Wick in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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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.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, and see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Inverness day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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