7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Drive:  2​h
1
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to River Ness (in Inverness) and Culloden Battlefield (in Culloden Moor). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, and contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aviemore online itinerary creator.

Aberdeen to Aviemore is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns, River Ness
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, explore the activities along River Foyers, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. On the next day, explore the activities along Loch Ness, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, and then head outdoors with Ness E' Bikes.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort Augustus trip generator.

You can drive from Aviemore to Fort Augustus in 1.5 hours. In October in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foyers, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
River Foyers ©
River Foyers

1
night
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. On the 21st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William vacation builder.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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