8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Mallaig
— 1 night
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
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Durness
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 2 nights

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Glencoe

Glencoe
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 26th (Mon), find your balance on the water with Action Glen - Glencoe, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then stroll through Glencoe Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along West Highland Way, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

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Manchester to Glencoe is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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Glen Etive
Glen Etive
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Minch Adventures, then stop by Haggard Alley, then stroll through Camusdarach Beach, and finally head outdoors with Morar Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mallaig trip planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Mallaig in 1.5 hours. In April in Mallaig, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Mallaig

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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Minch Adventures ©
Minch Adventures
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 29th (Thu), browse the exhibits of RhueArt, stroll through Ullapool Hill, then get a new perspective on things with Shellfish Safaris, and finally stop by Highland Stonewear, Ullapool. On the next day, trek along Lael Forest Walks, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ullapool road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mallaig to Ullapool takes 3.5 hours. April in Ullapool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Shellfish Safaris ©
Shellfish Safaris
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then stroll through Sango Bay, and finally explore the galleries of Lotte Glob.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Durness are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

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Inverness

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning app.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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