8 days in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Isle of Mull & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Isle of Mull & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Callander
— 1 day
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Craignure
— 1 night
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Fort William
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Callander

— 1 day
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, then sample the fine beverages at McQueen Gin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Samson's Putting Stone.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Callander online vacation planner.

Manchester to Callander is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Craignure.

Things to do in Callander

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Craignure

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Duart Castle and then get a dose of the wild on Mull Wildlife Tours.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Craignure online journey planner.

Getting from Callander to Craignure by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Craignure can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Craignure

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Fort William

— 3 nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Oban (Parsley the Ambassador Cat & Oban Distillery), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fort William online travel route planner.

You can drive from Craignure to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Aviemore (Loch an Eilein & Cairngorm Brewery). There's more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Inverness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Aquariums

Isle of Mull travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Distilleries · Specialty Museums

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.