8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fort William
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Kyle of Lochalsh
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Golspie
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Inverness
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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at West Highland Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

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Glasgow to Fort William is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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

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Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
On the 10th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Golspie.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Kishorn Selfie Box ©
Kishorn Selfie Box

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Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tee off at Golspie Golf Club, stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then trek along Big Burn Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Golspie day trip planning website.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Golspie in 2.5 hours. September in Golspie sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Golspie Golf Club ©
Golspie Golf Club
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the activities along River Ness.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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