11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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11 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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.
You've now added Highland Tour Guide to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Highland Tour Guide. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point, then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, and finally admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Inverness is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Inverness. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Black Isle Brewery, Chanonry Point, The Falls of Foyers
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Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Durness Beach and Balnakeil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness 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, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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. On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rogie Falls, identify plant and animal life at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally trek along Ullapool Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool visit planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ullapool are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rogie Falls, Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
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. On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Treasure Chest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gairloch sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Gairloch by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gairloch are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Glencoe

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

Plan my trip to Glencoe with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gairloch to Glencoe. In September, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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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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