14 days in Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye & North Uist Itinerary

14 days in Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye & North Uist Itinerary

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14 days in Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye & North Uist Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Aviemore
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Strathpeffer
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Applecross
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
North Uist
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by The Bookmark Bookshop, sample the fine beverages at Cragganmore Distillery, then stop by The Whisky Castle, then experience rural life at Working Sheepdogs, and finally explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, then see the interesting displays at Clan Macpherson Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Aviemore is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Valletta to Aviemore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect Aviemore to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Strathpeffer.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Cragganmore Distillery, The Whisky Castle, The Bookmark Bookshop, Working Sheepdogs
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Cragganmore Distillery ©
Cragganmore Distillery
Clan Macpherson Museum ©
Clan Macpherson Museum
Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks

1
night
Strathpeffer

Strathpeffer ©
Strathpeffer is a village and spa town in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland, with a population of 1,469.GeographyIt lies in a glen five miles west of Dingwall, with varying elevation from 200 to 400 feet above sea level. On the 13th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castle Leod, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Kilmorack Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strathpeffer trip planner .

You can drive from Aviemore to Strathpeffer in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Strathpeffer

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, Black Isle Brewery
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Castle Leod ©
Castle Leod
Black Isle Brewery ©
Black Isle Brewery

3
nights
Gairloch

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Point Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, see the interesting displays at Gairloch Heritage Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and finally stroll through Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gairloch trip planner .

Traveling by car from Strathpeffer to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Strathpeffer in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gairloch: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach, Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Highlights from your plan
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park

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night
Applecross

Applecross ©
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Dun Caan, then take in the exciting artwork at Applecross Photographic Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Applecross online trip builder .

You can drive from Gairloch to Applecross in 2 hours. July in Applecross sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Applecross

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Dun Caan
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Applecross Photographic Gallery ©
Applecross Photographic Gallery
Dun Caan ©
Dun Caan
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, stop by All The Goodness, then steep yourself in history at Strome Castle, then view the masterpieces at Carron Pottery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Favourite Things, go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, then explore the striking landscape of Lochalsh Woodland Walk, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour planner.

Getting from Applecross to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Strome Castle, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, then kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, then look for gifts at Isle of Skye Oysters, and finally make a trip to Dun Beag Broch. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery, then head outdoors with Skye Adventure, and finally stop by Skye Batiks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Isle of Skye takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Uist.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Uig Pottery ©
Uig Pottery
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure

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night
North Uist

North Uist ©
North Uist is an island and community in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.EtymologyIn Donald Munro's A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland Called Hybrides of 1549, North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist are described as one island of Ywst (Uist). Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Coralbox, then kick back and relax at Traigh Lingeigh Beach, and then make a trip to Trinity Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read North Uist trip planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to North Uist in 3.5 hours. July in North Uist sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Uist

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coralbox Gift Shop ©
Coralbox Gift Shop
Trinity Temple ©
Trinity Temple

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