37 days in Ullapool, Outer Hebrides & Oban Itinerary

37 days in Ullapool, Outer Hebrides & Oban Itinerary

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Ullapool
— 8 nights
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Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
— 5 nights
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Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
— 4 nights
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North Uist
— 2 nights
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South Uist
— 1 night
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Isle of Eriskay
— 1 night
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Castlebay, Isle of Barra
— 2 nights
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— 13 nights
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Ullapool

— 8 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rogie Falls and Achmelvich Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Corrieshalloch Gorge and Stac Pollaidh Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Culag Woods (in Lochinver) and Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises (in Gairloch). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Stoer Lighthouse, stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, trek along Lael Forest Walks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Assynt.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool road trip website.

Glasgow to Ullapool is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stornoway.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stornoway, Lewis and Harris

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum nan Eilean and Hebrides Fish 'n' Trips. Escape the urban bustle at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) and Uig Sands. Take a break from Stornoway with a short trip to Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House in Great Bernera, about 46 minutes away.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stornoway trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Stornoway takes 3.5 hours. In October in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle of Harris.

Things to do in Stornoway

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris

— 4 nights
Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Luskentyre Beach and Scarista Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Road and Huisinis Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St Clement's Church, tee off at The Isle of Harris Golf Club, and head outdoors with Northton Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isle of Harris trip builder site.

You can drive from Stornoway to Isle of Harris in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Isle of Harris can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to North Uist.

Things to do in Isle of Harris

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Uist

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to St Kilda, Scotland and then head outdoors with RSPB Balranald. On the next day, kick back and relax at Traigh Lingeigh Beach and then take in a show at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the North Uist tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Isle of Harris to North Uist in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in North Uist, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Uist.

Things to do in North Uist

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

South Uist

— 1 night
On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Flora Macdonald's Birthplace and then play a few rounds at Askernish Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Uist vacation planning tool.

Getting from North Uist to South Uist by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in South Uist can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isle of Eriskay.

Things to do in South Uist

Outdoors · Golf

Isle of Eriskay

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at Eriskay Shop and then kick back and relax at Eriskay Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Eriskay trip planner.

Isle of Eriskay is just a stone's throw from South Uist. October in Isle of Eriskay sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Castlebay.

Things to do in Isle of Eriskay

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Castlebay, Isle of Barra

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Buth Bharraigh and then step into the grandiose world of Kisimul Castle. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Isle of Barra Distillers.

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

Traveling by journey from Isle of Eriskay to Castlebay takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Castlebay can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Oban.

Things to do in Castlebay

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Oban

— 13 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Highland Way and Sealife Adventures. Visiting Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Glen Coe will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oban: Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish), Glencoe Village (Glen Etive, Glencoe Folk Museum, &more) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganavan Sands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, and appreciate the views at Kilmartin Glen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Castlebay to Oban takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Oban sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Outer Hebrides travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles