7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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7 days in Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wick
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get advice or help at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Fort George, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus. On the next day, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Inverness is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Inverness, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Durness sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Wick.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
night
Wick

Wick ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, explore the historical opulence of Old Wick Castle, then don't miss a visit to Whaligoe Steps, then explore and take pictures at Caithness Seacoast, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wick travel site .

Traveling by car from Durness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. June in Wick sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whaligoe Steps
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Old Wick Castle ©
Old Wick Castle

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