10 days in Scotland Itinerary

10 days in Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  4 h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Red Door Gallery and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planner .

Manchester to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 10th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sango Bay. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Oldshoremore Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durness trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Durness by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, and finally see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inverness itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Clava Cairns, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. On the next day, look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, then kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and finally steep yourself in history at Dun Beag Broch.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye day trip planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Dun Beag Broch ©
Dun Beag Broch

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