14 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

14 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scottish Highlands itinerary planner

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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plockton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 5 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to London Heathrow

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Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris), Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Inverness reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plockton.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plockton

— 3 nights
Explore Plockton's surroundings by going to Gairloch (Shieldaig Falconry & Gairloch Museum), Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (in Kinlochewe) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Plockton online trip builder.

You can drive from Inverness to Plockton in 2 hours. October in Plockton sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Fort William

— 5 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Buachaille Etive Mor (in Ballachulish), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre & Camusdarach Beach). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plockton to Fort William takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.