17 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

17 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 3 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Golspie
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge) and Fort Augustus (General Wade’s Military Roads, Cruise Loch Ness, &more). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

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Vancouver, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Kyle of Lochalsh

On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh travel planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Durness.

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 26th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Durness takes 3.5 hours. September in Durness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Durness Beach ©
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Durness Beach
5.0
Smoo Cave ©
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Smoo Cave
4.3

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, then sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Dunnet Bay.

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You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Wick are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Golspie

Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach, play a few rounds at Golspie Golf Club, then step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and finally trek along Big Burn Walk. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brora Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Duke of Sutherland Monument, and finally explore the activities along River Helmsdale.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Golspie trip app.

You can drive from Wick to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Golspie can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

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Golspie Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Golspie Golf Club
4.8
Brora Beach ©
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Brora Beach
4.8

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Loch an Eilein), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Distillery Tours
4.9
Urquhart Castle ©
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Urquhart Castle
4.2

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