15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Drumnadrochit
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
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Mallaig
— 2 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Dornoch
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Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. On the 18th (Tue), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle and then look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Drumnadrochit trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Drumnadrochit is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Fort George
4.6
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Urquhart Castle
4.2

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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. On the 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glencoe trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Glencoe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Glencoe are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Glen Coe
4.9

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Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Morar Beach, see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mallaig travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Mallaig takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Glencoe in July, expect nights in Mallaig to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Mallaig

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Glenfinnan Viaduct
4.5
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Camusdarach Beach
4.8

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Durness Beach and Balnakeil Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and Head underground at Smoo Cave.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mallaig to Durness in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dornoch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Durness Beach
5.0

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Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, then stop by The Dornoch Bookshop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nairn Beach, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dornoch online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Dornoch in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Cawdor Castle
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Beach
Nairn Beach
4.7

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