6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

6 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inverness
— 2 nights
2
Fort William
— 3 nights

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Get outdoors at Loch Morlich and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Beach & Royal Dornoch Golf Club) and Brora Beach (in Brora). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Inverness sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Loch Morlich
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Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glenfinnan Monument and Glen Etive. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Venture out of the city with trips to Morar Beach (in Morar), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's still lots to do: trek along Glencoe Lochan, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fort William holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Morar Beach, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

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