8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fly
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grantown-on-Spey
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Train to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Florence

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns and then stroll around Ness Islands.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker site.

Florence, Italy to Inverness is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Inverness due to the time zone difference. In May, Inverness is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. You've now added Cairngorms National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Grantown Museum and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Anagach Woods and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grantown-on-Spey driving holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Grantown-on-Spey in an hour. May in Grantown-on-Spey sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You've now added Loch Ness Cruises to your itinerary. On the 25th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Loch Ness Cruises, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cairngorm Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, and then explore the activities along Loch an Eilein.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip itinerary planner.

Aviemore is very close to Grantown-on-Spey. In May, daytime highs in Aviemore are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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.