15 days in Outer Hebrides, Kilchoan & Oban Itinerary

15 days in Outer Hebrides, Kilchoan & Oban Itinerary

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15 days in Outer Hebrides, Kilchoan & Oban Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h
1
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tarbert, Isle of Harris
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Kilchoan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Castlebay, Isle of Barra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lochboisdale, South Uist
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
When in Stornoway, make a side trip to see Uig Museum in Timsgarry, approximately 50 minutes away.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stornoway route maker .

Manchester to Stornoway is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Manchester, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Stornoway, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Tarbert.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse, Uig Museum
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Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
Museum nan Eilean ©
Museum nan Eilean

2
nights
Tarbert, Isle of Harris

Tarbert ©
On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Scarista Beach, stroll through Luskentyre Beach, and then shop like a local with Holmasaig Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Huisinis Beach, shop like a local with Joceline Hildrey Illustration, then steep yourself in history at St Clement's Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mission House Studio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tarbert tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stornoway to Tarbert in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tarbert can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilchoan.

Things to do in Tarbert

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, The Mission House Studio
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Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Scarista Beach
Scarista Beach
St Clement's Church ©
St Clement's Church

4
nights
Kilchoan

Kilchoan ©
Kilchoan is a village on the Scottish peninsula of Ardnamurchan, in Lochaber, Highland. Get out of town with these interesting Kilchoan side-trips: Loch Shiel (in Glenfinnan), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, trek along Circular Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and stroll through Loch Affric Circular Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilchoan trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarbert to Kilchoan. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castlebay.

Things to do in Kilchoan

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mallaig, Loch Shiel, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Affric Circular Walk
Highlights from your plan
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

1
night
Castlebay, Isle of Barra

Castlebay ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kisimul Castle, then look for gifts at Buth Bharraigh, then get outside with Clearwater Paddling, and finally make a trip to Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Castlebay travel planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilchoan to Castlebay. September in Castlebay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lochboisdale.

Things to do in Castlebay

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Isle of Barra
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Paddling ©
Clearwater Paddling
Buth Bharraigh ©
Buth Bharraigh
Kisimul Castle ©
Kisimul Castle

1
night
Lochboisdale, South Uist

Lochboisdale ©
Lochboisdale is the main village and port on the island of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. On the 15th (Tue), play a few rounds at Askernish Golf Club and then see the interesting displays at Kildonan Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lochboisdale trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Castlebay to Lochboisdale takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oban.

Things to do in Lochboisdale

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kildonan Museum, Askernish Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Askernish Golf Club ©
Askernish Golf Club
Kildonan Museum ©
Kildonan Museum

3
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oban: Glencoe Folk Museum (in Glencoe Village), Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy) and Fort William (Steall Waterfall & Ben Nevis). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, make a trip to McCaig's Tower, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oban trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lochboisdale to Oban with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort William, Glen Coe, Glencoe Folk Museum, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry