35 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

35 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Newtonmore
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 7 nights
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Dornoch
— 5 nights
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Durness
— 7 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights

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Newtonmore

Newtonmore ©
For shopping fun, head to Fused and Light or The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Highland Folk Museum and The Clansman Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newtonmore: Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore), Loch an Eilein (in Aviemore) and Fort Augustus (Fort Augustus Abbey & Iceberg Glass).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newtonmore trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Newtonmore is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Newtonmore due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Newtonmore hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Newtonmore

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Specialty Museum
Highland Folk Museum
4.7
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Historic Site
Fort Augustus Abbey
4.3

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Inverness

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and ShipSpace. Get some cultural insight at Culloden Battlefield and Castle Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly), Strathpeffer (Embrace Gift Shop & Castle Leod) and Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, look for gifts at Campbell's of Beauly, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and get engrossed in the history at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newtonmore to Inverness takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dornoch.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:
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Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Laidhay Croft Museum and Tarbat Discovery Centre. Appreciate the collections at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre and Historylinks Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dornoch side-trips: Wick (Wick Heritage Museum & Castle Sinclair Girnigoe), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Cromarty (East Church & Cromarty Courthouse). There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Dornoch Bookshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dornoch trip maker.

You can drive from Inverness to Dornoch in an hour. In April in Dornoch, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery and Strathnaver Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Varrich and Holburn Head Lighthouse. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, step into the grandiose world of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, take in nature's colorful creations at John Lennon Memorial Garden, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip maker site.

You can drive from Dornoch to Durness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:
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Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Land Sea and Islands Centre and Gairloch Museum. Explore Kyle of Lochalsh's surroundings by going to Gairloch (Walking and Wildlife Adventures & Gairloch Golf Club), The Lochcarron Weavers Shop (in Lochcarron) and Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyle of Lochalsh planning app.

Getting from Durness to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Fort William.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Perfume Studio
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History Museum
Gairloch Museum
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like West Highland Museum and Saint Andrew's Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Treasures of the Earth and Glenfinnan railway museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Cille Choirill Church (in Roybridge). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, and look for gifts at Highland Soaps.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Historic Site
Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Historic Site
Glenfinnan Monument
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