Scottish Highlands Itinerary: 10 Nights

The stunning Scottish Highlands
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The stunning beach at Durness

Here’s my Scottish Highlands Itinerary for a 10 night visit to this stunning region:

Day One:

Fly into Glasgow

Pick up Hire Car – I used Thrifty

Drive to Fort William – stay at The Grange B&B

Have dinner at the Crannog Seafood restaurant

Day Two:

Climb Ben Nevis – I used Atlas Mountaineering

Stay in Fort William – The Lime Tree Hotel

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A very scottish bird

Dinner at the Lime Tree Hotel

Day Three:

Drive south through Glen Coe again. Put Balquhidder into your sat nav. Then head up to Loch Fyne and then back to Fort William

Stay in Fort William – The Lime Tree

Dinner in Fort William at a local pub

Day Four:

Drive to the Isle of Skye – lots of photo stops

Stay in Portree at the Cuillin Hills Hotel

Dinner at the Cuillin Hills Hotel

Day Five:

Day trip walking the Cuillin Hills – I used Skye Ghillie

Stay in Portree at the  Cuillin Hills Hotel

Dinner at the Cuillin Hills Hotel

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The Old Man of Storr

Day Six:

Drive to Inverness Airport and pick up friends

Then drive on to Ullapool

Stay at The Ceilidh Place hotel

Dinner at the pub on the waterfront

Day Seven:

Drive south and explore

Boat Trip

Then drive back to Ullapool

Stay at The Ceilidh Place hotel

Dinner at the The Ceilidh Place hotel

Day Eight

Drive north to Durness

Stay in Durness at Glengolly bed and breakfast

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A friendly local

Dinner at Sango Sands Oasis Restaurant and Bar

Day Nine

Drive to Thurso

Stay in Thurso at Pennyland House B&B 

Dinner in Thurso

Day Ten

Drive to Iverness

Stay in Inverness at the Heathmount Hotel   

Dinner at The Heathmount Hotel

Day Eleven

Fly out of Inverness

Information Sources for Scottish Highlands Itinerary:

I bought the Lonely Planet guide to the Scottish Highlands and I used this to plan my itinerary. It was also a good starting point for accommodation.

I used a price comparison site to find my hire car.

I had a big UK road atlas that was very helpful as well as the sat nav. I would use the atlas at night to plan the next day.

I emailed my hotels in Fort William and Skye to ask for recommendations for guides. I also checked Trip Advisor for best guides.

Looking for some more hotel options in the region? Click here to find the best hotels in:

Fort William

Isle of Skye

Ullapool

Durness

Thurso

Inverness

I googled road trips and Scottish Highlands Itinerary quite a bit but really didn’t find anything that encompassed what I wanted – most itineraries were the West Highland Way.

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