3 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Strathaven — 1 day

Strathaven is a historic market town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and is the largest settlement in Avondale. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hike along Strathaven, Sandford and Spectacle E’e Falls Walking Route and then head outdoors with Strathaven Airfield.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Strathaven travel route app.

Edinburgh to Strathaven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Strathaven to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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.