17 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

17 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Quad Bike Treks Aviemore), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inverness journey planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, expect Inverness to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Wick driving holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Dunnet Bay Distillery ©
Dunnet Bay Distillery
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

3
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Castle Varrich (in Tongue) and Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wick to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave

3
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyle of Lochalsh: See The Highlands (in Lochcarron), Reraig Forest (in Strathcarron) and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh travel planner.

Getting from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel Cruises, Glenfinnan Viaduct, &more), Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Land Sea and Islands Centre) and Quad Bike Tours (in Newtonmore). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, relax in the rural setting at Tulloch Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and gain insight with Wild West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip maker.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

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