15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fort William
— 3 nights
2
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
3
Gairloch
— 2 nights
4
Durness
— 2 nights
5
Inverness
— 5 nights

3
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 Morar Beach (in Morar), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, explore the activities along Loch Shiel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Morar Beach, Glen Coe, Camusdarach Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, make a trip to Kishorn Selfie Box, then make a trip to Plockton Harbour, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Morar Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips, go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach.

Start your trip to Kyle of Lochalsh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Plockton, The Morar Cross, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

2
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, then add some adventure to your tour with Ewe Canoe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gairloch Museum, then head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Point Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gairloch driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch takes 2 hours. August in Gairloch sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Poolewe, Red Point Beach
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Ewe Canoe ©
Ewe Canoe
Gairloch Museum ©
Gairloch Museum
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then stroll through Durness Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, and finally stroll through Balnakeil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Durness road trip site.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Durness takes 3 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

5
nights
Inverness

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: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Ness, Clava Cairns
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Distillery Tours
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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