8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly

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Edinburgh

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, then hike along Devil's Staircase, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 29th (Fri), hike along Ullapool Hill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, then stroll through Lael Forest Walks, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ullapool road trip website.

Getting from Glencoe to Ullapool by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Ullapool sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

2
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 30th (Sat), see where the action happens at Caledonian Stadium, then get your game on at Wildwoodz, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard. On your second day here, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness visit website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.