12 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

12 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scottish Highlands trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Glencoe
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly

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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. On the 16th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Mountain, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe road trip planning app.

Athens, Greece to Glencoe is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens to Glencoe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Glencoe hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Ullapool

— 2 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through The Bone Caves, then kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

Plan trip to Ullapool with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Ullapool takes 3.5 hours. February in Ullapool sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Lotte Glob. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, then stroll through Scourie Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ullapool to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore and learn at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Cairngorm Brewery), The Falls of Foyers (in Foyers) and Ruthven Barracks (in Newtonmore). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery, don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point, and snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Scottish Highlands travel guide

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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.