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. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary tool.

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 11th (Fri) to allow time 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 12th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, then get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Kishorn Selfie Box.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Golspie.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 . On the 13th (Sun), play a few rounds at Golspie Golf Club, then explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Golspie driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Golspie takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Golspie can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Golspie Golf Club ©
Golspie Golf Club
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach

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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: The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge), St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to 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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