7 days in Scotland Itinerary

7 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 1 night
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
3
Fort William
— 1 night
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights

1
night
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the activities along Loch Ness. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and finally steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness road trip website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Inverness is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Ratagan to Glenelg, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plockton Harbour, Eilean Donan Castle, Ratagan to Glenelg
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Commando Monument
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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