6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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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.
Loch Ness by Jacobite has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), get outside with Loch Ness by Jacobite, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and then look for gifts at Loch Ness Gifts.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inverness sightseeing planner.

Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Inverness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thurso.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Thurso — 1 night

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the galleries of Lindsey Gallacher Jewellery and Art and then take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Thurso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.
Museums · Shopping · Classes
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Durness — 1 night

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Durness trip planner.

You can drive from Thurso to Durness in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aviemore.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Aviemore — 1 night

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore online road trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Scottish Highlands travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms travel guide

Ski Areas · Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours