I planned a two week road trip to the Scottish Highlands and nearby islands in August 2020. I spent a week on the road traveling the NC500 and Skye, and another week around Fort Williams and Oban exploring the Isle of Mull and nearby island. I narrowed down the route to take first and then came up with the itinerary plan, as shared below, with each itinerary item colour coded per day after reading many many blogs and consulting with travellers in my social media travel community. I am so grateful for everyone’s suggestions, as it was so helpful to have this time of my life covering many classic bucket list items in Scotland.
Hope you find this blog “2 week road trip in Scotland and nearby islands: complete itinerary” list useful. Always feel free to drop comments or questions if you may have.
The following map shows the high level view of the route I took over the two weeks. Note that I have visited Loch Lomond and Edinburgh in an earlier separate road trip, so this itinerary starts to the north of these locations mainly around Inverness.
- Week 1:
- 2 days: Cairngorms, Inverness
- 5 days: NC500- Isle of Skye
- Isle of Skye
- Week 2:
- 3 days: Fort William
- 2 days: Oban, Isle of Mull, Staffa
- Isle of Kerrera, Loch Lomond
The screen arrow button on the top left shows you the different parts of the journey with a list of landmarks to cover. You can use the share button on the map to share the map with you. You can also copy the map for your persual by going large screen and then downloading it to your Google Maps and creating your personal copy including making updates.
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The plan worked very well for me covering all the highlights in these areas, landscapes, castles, islands, wildlife hunting you name it. As I travelled during the Covid situation, I was definitely nervous about this travel plan including being on the remote route in the middle of nowhere for long periods of time. But everything came together very well, including the journey, the stays and the food options. I am thrilled to share my itinerary here and subscribe to my blog for upcoming journey highlights, tips, guides etc.
Dolphins spotted swimming very close to the shore in Chanonry point, Inverness. This place is famous to watch dolphins from the land.
Early morning rush hour by sheep traffic on the road encountered in John O Groats. Sheep guided by sheep dog is a fun moment to experience.
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