Spending 5 days in Scotland: What to do
Edinburgh makes a wonderful starting point for a 5-day trip to Scotland. You can easily spend at least a day in Edinburgh strolling the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace or exploring the elegant New Town neighbourhood. If you wish to spend all of your 5 days in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, there are also several day tour options, for example a day trip to the famous university city of St Andrews.
To experience the best of Scotland in 5 days we recommend going on a short trip into the majestic Scottish Highlands to see the postcard-perfect landscapes. On a 5-day Scotland tour from Edinburgh you can can travel into the Highlands, spending a couple nights in the Fort Augustus or Fort William areas, and visit popular attractions like the legendary Loch Ness, the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond, the prehistoric Clava Cairns, the stunning Glen Coe area, the medieval Doune Castle and the Glenfinnan Viaduct of Harry Potter fame.
To see all these highlights at your own pace, a 5-day driving tour of Scotland is recommended. With a Scotland road trip itinerary for 5 days arranged by Nordic Visitor you can visit the places that interest you most, with your very own detailed itinerary, hand-marked map of Scotland and Scotland travel guide that we provide to you before your trip. Furthermore, you can enjoy a stress-free time in Scotland in 5 days by car knowing that all of your accommodations have been sorted you by our local travel experts.
Spending 5 days in Scotland with no car? You can have Nordic Visitor create a tailor-made private tour of Scotland for you, so you can experience the highlights of the Highlands with an experienced local driver-guide.
Customise your 5-day tour of Scotland
With 5 days in Scotland, where to go can feel like a challenge. That’s why it’s good to have the Edinburgh-based staff of Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a custom 5-day Scotland tour for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored with extra nights, day tours and more, and you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on tour options and make all local travel arrangements for you. If you want to start your 5-day tour of scotland from Glasgow, we can also modify your itinerary accordingly.
Want to travel to the Isle of Skye? Then we recommend staying longer than 5 days in Scotland to comfortably travel to this popular destination along with other top Highland attractions such as Eilean Donan Castle, Cairngorms National Park and Dunvegan Castle.