8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scottish Highlands travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Golspie
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to London

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Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inverness trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from London in May since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Golspie

— 1 night
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brora Beach, then stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then stroll through Big Burn Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Golspie travel route planning website.

Drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and then appreciate the history behind The Morar Cross.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Fort William

— 3 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. When in Fort William, make a side trip to see Tulloch Ringing Centre in Roybridge, approximately Roybridge away. On the 19th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Ben Nevis. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

You can plan Fort William trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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.