14 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

14 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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14 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online attractions planner .

Huntsville, USA to Inverness is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Huntsville to Inverness, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Huntsville in May: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Aigas Field Centre, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Durness Beach, look for gifts at Mudness Ceramics, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durness online vacation planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kylesku Bridge, Scourie Bay
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, stop by All The Goodness, then admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planning website .

You can drive from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

All The Goodness, Attadale Gardens
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 1st (Fri), look for gifts at Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Silver Sands of Morar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arisaig trip planner .

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Arisaig in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Arisaig

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, Silver Sands of Morar
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Silver Sands of Morar ©
Silver Sands of Morar
Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods ©

2
nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William journey planner .

Getting from Arisaig to Fort William by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Commando Monument, The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glencoe, Ice Factor
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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