6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Durness
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly

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night
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Loch Shiel, cruise along Morar Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan, and finally stroll through Glencoe Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fort William road trip website.

London to Fort William is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

1
night
Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, look for gifts at Mudness Ceramics, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durness day trip site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Durness takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

3
nights
Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loch Morlich and Corrieshalloch Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aviemore (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Cairngorm Brewery), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Rogie Falls (in Contin). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Anagach Woods, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Inverness itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Inverness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.