11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 4 nights
2
Durness
— 2 nights
3
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
4
Fort William
— 3 nights

4
nights
Inverness

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: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop (in Dornoch). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and explore the activities along River Ness.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Inverness online holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Inverness is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect nights in Inverness to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, Head underground at Smoo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Bay, and then stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Durness trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
night
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Morar Cross.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Morar Cross, Attadale Gardens, Plockton Seal Trips
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then explore the activities along Loch Shiel, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Start your trip to Fort William by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

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