20 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

20 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Glencoe
— 3 nights
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Poolewe
— 1 night
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Ullapool
— 3 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Wick
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights

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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Explore hidden gems such as Lost Valley Trail and Glen Etive. The adventure continues: hike along West Highland Way, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glencoe trip itinerary tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Glencoe is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glencoe, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Poolewe.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail
Glen Etive
Glen Etive
West Highland Way ©
West Highland Way

1
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Poolewe

Poolewe ©
Poolewe is a small village in Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland, about 75 miles north-west from Inverness, by Loch Ewe. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, look for gifts at Perfume Studio, then kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Poolewe day trip app.

You can drive from Glencoe to Poolewe in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Glencoe in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Poolewe: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Poolewe

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Perfume Studio ©
Perfume Studio
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach

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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corrieshalloch Gorge and Stac Pollaidh Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Gairloch (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Gairloch Museum) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, trek along The Bone Caves, and don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool online trip planner.

Drive from Poolewe to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ullapool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness online holiday planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duncansby Head and Wick Heritage Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wick: Brora (Clynelish Distillery & Brora Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wick route planner.

You can drive from Durness to Wick in 2.5 hours. May in Wick sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

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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 hidden gems such as Food Tours and Caledonian Canal. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre (in Fort Augustus), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Aviemore (Zipline & Loch Morlich). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

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

You can drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Caledonian Canal ©
Caledonian Canal

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