11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Luxembourg City

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Highland Tour Guide. On the 20th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on Highland Tour Guide. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Inverness is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Inverness due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Black Isle Brewery, Chanonry Point, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, The Falls of Foyers
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Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Durness to Kinlochbervie to see Oldshoremore Beach about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Durness online day trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Durness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
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Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally hike along Ullapool Hill.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool trip tool.

Getting from Durness to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rogie Falls, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Treasure Chest, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, then kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gairloch trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Gairloch takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Poolewe
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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach

2
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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 29th (Sun), hike along Glencoe Lochan, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe trip planner.

Getting from Gairloch to Glencoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ice Factor
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Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ballachulish Slate Quarry ©
Ballachulish Slate Quarry

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