3 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

3 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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3 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Glencoe Village
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Fort William
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Spean Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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day
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
Glen Coe has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and finally fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village trip planner .

Edinburgh to Glencoe Village is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

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Glen Coe, Glencoe Mountain
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

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day
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Creag Meagaidh has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Creag Meagaidh, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner .

Fort William is very close to Glencoe Village. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Spean Bridge.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Creag Meagaidh ©
Creag Meagaidh
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

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night
Spean Bridge

Spean Bridge ©
Spean Bridge is a village in the parish of Kilmonivaig, in the Highland region of Scotland.The village takes its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean on General Wade's military road between Fort William and Fort Augustus, and not from Telford's bridge of 1819 which carries the A82 over the river at the heart of the village.Lying in the Great Glen, Spean Bridge has transport links north towards Inverness and south to Fort William, provided by the A82, and the A86 heads east to join the A9 at Kingussie. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Commando Monument. On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Clan Cameron Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Spean Bridge day trip tool .

Spean Bridge is just a short distance from Fort William. In March, daily temperatures in Spean Bridge can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spean Bridge

Museums
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Clan Cameron Museum ©
Clan Cameron Museum
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument

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