15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

15 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Inverness
— 5 nights
2
Golspie
— 2 nights
3
Fort William
— 6 nights

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, delve into the mystery of Loch Ness, and steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In September, Inverness is slightly colder than Cincinnati - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, thenlook for gifts at Coast Candle Co., and finally play a few rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. On the next day, kick back and relax at Embo Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenmorangie Distillery, thenstroll through Big Burn Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Golspie online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Brora Beach, Glenmorangie Distillery, Embo Beach
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Big Burn Walk ©
Big Burn Walk

6
nights
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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Fort Augustus (Fort Augustus Abbey & Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre), Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry) and Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre & Camusdarach Beach). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ben Nevis Distillery, and make a trip to Neptune's Staircase.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William online journey planner.

Drive from Golspie to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Mallaig, Arisaig, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

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