16 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

16 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Glencoe
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wick
— 2 nights
Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo

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Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Highland Way and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Glen Etive and Glen Coe. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and stroll through Glencoe Lochan.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe online day trip planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Glencoe is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Glencoe is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in June; daily highs in Glencoe reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to Dornoch Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Do some cultural sightseeing at Urquhart Castle and Dornoch Cathedral. When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Chanonry Point in Fortrose, approximately Fortrose away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip app.

Drive from Glencoe to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Ullapool

— 2 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ullapool trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sango Bay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durness online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Wick

— 2 nights
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 1st (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery and then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and then get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wick online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Durness to Wick by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Wick can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wick

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.