22 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

22 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scottish Highlands travel planner

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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Applecross
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and stroll through Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inverness online trip builder.

Jerusalem, Israel to Inverness is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in April: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Golspie

— 2 nights
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tee off at Golspie Golf Club, then step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then trek along Big Burn Walk. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Brora Beach, tee off at Brora Golf Club, and then stop by Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Golspie trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Inverness to Golspie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Golspie are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Drumbeg Loop). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Durness attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Durness takes 2 hours. April in Durness sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Applecross

— 2 nights
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint and then view the masterpieces at Applecross Photographic Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Applecross driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Applecross takes 4 hours. In April in Applecross, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Applecross

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyle of Lochalsh: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (in Kinlochewe), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh online day trip planner.

Drive from Applecross to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Fort William

— 5 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). On the 29th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Ben Nevis. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort William online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

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.