10 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arisaig
— 3 nights
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Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop and Highland Malt Whisky Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch), Aviemore (Zipline, Loch Morlich, &more) and Glenmorangie Distillery (in Tain). And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness tour itinerary planning tool.

Manchester to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inverness when traveling from Manchester in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kinlochbervie.
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Kinlochbervie — 2 nights

Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and finally make a trip to Cairn House Gallery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kinlochbervie trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Inverness to Kinlochbervie in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kinlochbervie can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arisaig.
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Arisaig — 3 nights

Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Step off the beaten path and head to Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Arisaig: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Viaduct, &more) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument and stroll the grounds of Maelrubha's Chapel.

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You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Arisaig in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arisaig are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Scottish Highlands travel guide

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The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.
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