31 days in Edinburgh, Faroe Islands & Inverness Itinerary

31 days in Edinburgh, Faroe Islands & Inverness Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly to Sorvagur, Drive to Vagar Island
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Inverness
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Tigers Speedway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Vagar Island.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Trollkonufingur, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leitisvatn, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Gasadalur Tunnel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sandavagur Church, and then get interesting insight from Fishing with Blastein.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vagar Island tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Edinburgh to Vagar Island takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vagar Island: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to do a combination of to Klaksvik.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands — 2 nights

Klaksvík is the second largest town of the Faroe Islands. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Foroya Bjor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Klakkur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christianskirkjan, and finally make a trip to Haraldssund Tunnel. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Risin and Kellingin and then Head underground at Cleft Of Gjogv.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Klaksvik trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of from Vagar Island to Klaksvik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Klaksvik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a combination of to Torshavn.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands — 4 nights

Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Venture out of the city with trips to Nolsoyar Viti (in Nolsoy) and Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (in Vestmanna). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands, don't miss a visit to Torshavn Cathedral, and expand your understanding of the military at Skansin Fortress.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Torshavn online holiday planner.

Do a combination of from Klaksvik to Torshavn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Torshavn can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 12 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Steall Waterfall (in Fort William), Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy) and General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Torshavn to Inverness takes 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Torshavn in May: highs in Inverness hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Faroe Islands travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.
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