10 days in Glasgow & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

10 days in Glasgow & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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10 days in Glasgow & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bristol

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Stirling (The Old Town Jail & Stirling Castle) and Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner.

Bristol to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Falkirk Wheel
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, and finally hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe travel route planning website.

Getting from Glasgow to Glencoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
On the 7th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wick trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Glencoe to Wick in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

John O'Groats
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Caithness Seacoast Ltd ©
Caithness Seacoast Ltd

1
night
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then stroll through Sango Bay, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Wick to Durness in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, &more) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dornoch, Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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