7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Glencoe
— 1 night
2
Mallaig
— 1 night
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
4
Inverness
— 3 nights

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Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive and then hike along West Highland Way. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe road trip planning tool.

London to Glencoe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Glencoe to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, West Highland Way, Loch Linnhe
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. On the 9th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with Western Isles Cruises, look for gifts at Haggard Alley, examine the collection at Land Sea and Islands Centre, then cruise along Morar Beach, and finally stroll through Camusdarach Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mallaig day trip planning app.

You can drive from Glencoe to Mallaig in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Glencoe in June, expect nights in Mallaig to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Mallaig

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Arisaig
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Western Isles Cruises ©
Western Isles Cruises
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

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Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, and then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ullapool online trip planner.

You can drive from Mallaig to Ullapool in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Dornoch Beach and Rogie Falls. Get some historical perspective at Clava Cairns and Dornoch Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Glenmorangie Distillery (in Tain) and Chanonry Point (in Fortrose). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverness Botanic Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip maker.

Getting from Ullapool to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dornoch, Glenmorangie Distillery, Beauly Priory, Chanonry Point, Rogie Falls
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Inverness Cathedral ©
Inverness Cathedral
Rogie Falls ©
Rogie Falls
Dornoch Cathedral ©
Dornoch Cathedral

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