8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Inverness
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort George.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Inverness, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Inverness: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ullapool vacation builder tool .

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Ullapool sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Ardvreck Castle
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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
ScotBeer Tours has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

You can drive from Ullapool to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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