8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Fort William

— 2 nights
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. On the 17th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip site.

Paisley to Fort William is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kyle of Lochalsh

— 2 nights
Get outdoors at Plockton Seal Trips and Falls of Glomach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and The Morar Cross. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyle of Lochalsh: Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and River Ness will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, see the interesting displays at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness route planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.