12 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

12 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Glencoe
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mallaig
— 1 night
Drive
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Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Highland Way and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Glen Etive and Lost Valley Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Glencoe Lochan, fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, and take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe vacation maker.

London to Glencoe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glencoe: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mallaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glencoe Lochan ©
Must see
Glencoe Lochan
4.9
Glen Etive
Must see
Glen Etive
4.8

1
night
Mallaig

Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Western Isles Cruises, look for gifts at Haggard Alley, then see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, then get outside with Morar Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mallaig trip site.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Mallaig takes 1.5 hours. September in Mallaig sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Mallaig

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Camusdarach Beach ©
Must see
Camusdarach Beach
4.8
Western Isles Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Western Isles Cruises
4.6

1
night
Gairloch

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mallaig to Gairloch takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, and then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, and then trek along The Bone Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In September in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and finally stroll through Sango Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durness road trip planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Durness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Balnakeil Beach ©
Must see
Balnakeil Beach
4.8
Durness Beach ©
Must see
Durness Beach
5.0

3
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Dornoch Beach and Rogie Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chanonry Point and Inverness Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dornoch (Royal Dornoch Golf Club & Dornoch Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Beauly Priory ©
Must see
Beauly Priory
4.4
Dornoch Beach ©
Must see
Dornoch Beach
4.8
Rogie Falls ©
Must see
Rogie Falls
4.7

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