5 days in Caithness and Sutherland Itinerary

5 days in Caithness and Sutherland Itinerary

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Lochinver
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Durness
— 2 nights
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Wick
— 1 night
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Dornoch
— 1 night

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Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): cruise along Drumbeg Loop, identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, and then kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver day trip planning app.

Aberdeen to Lochinver is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then Head underground at Smoo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. In October in Durness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach

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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps, take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, then get great views at Duncansby Head, and finally relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wick trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop

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Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Shin, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dornoch journey maker.

You can drive from Wick to Dornoch in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

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