6 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh
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St. Andrews
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Dundee
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Aberdeen
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Inverness
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally stop by Castlehill Whisky. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Andrews.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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St. Andrews — 1 night

On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Elie Beach, tee off at Fresh inc medispa (St Andrews), and then play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.
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Dundee — 1 night

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 19th (Mon), stroll around Stobsmuir Park, then get all the information you need at Ogilvy Vodka, then browse for treasures at Clepington Antiques & Collectables Centre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Dundee is just a stone's throw from St. Andrews. December in Dundee sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen — 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at BrewDog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour, then look for gifts at Kilts Wi Hae, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Dundee to Aberdeen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Karmic-Wellbeing, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally admire the striking features of Free North Church.

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Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Inverness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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