NC500 Itinerary

NC500 Itinerary (Plus Skye & Fort William)

My Free NC500 Itinerary! In May 2021, we completed an Anti-Clockwise route of the NC500 and also included a short trip to the Isle of Skye & Glencoe. Below is our NC500 itinerary with suggested activities and approx driving times between the locations to help get you started. I always highly recommend that you plan your NC500 before you go! That includes booking hotels or camspites in advance and mapping out your rote. Planning is so important to a successful NC500 trip. I actually recorded and made a video of this trip which you can watch on YouTube here! For more itineraries, tips and advice for the NC500 why not consider purchasing my ‘No Fuss’ NC500 Guide Book? It’s an Amazon Best Seller and has helped 1000’s of people have the road trip of a lifetime! If you’re still not convinced, please checkout the verified reviews on the product page here.ย ย You can also follow me on Instagram where I regularly post travel tips, videos and photos!ย 

DateDayJourneyDrive TimeActivitiesNight Accomodation
16th May 1Home to Inverness9 Hours9 hours including service stops ๐Ÿ™‚ Travelodge
17th May2Inverness to Fortrose Bay30 MinsLoch Ness / Fairy Glen Walk / Dolphin & Seal Watching at Chanonry Point / Campfire BeachFortrose Bay (Electric)
18th May3Fortrose Bay to Dornoch 1 HourRogie Falls / Falls of Shin / Cocoa Mountain Worlds Best Hot Chocolate / Dornoch BeachDornoch Bay Campsite (Electric)
19th May4Dornoch to John O Groats2 HoursBrora Beach (Highland Cows here) / Castle of Old Wick / Castle Sinclair / John o Groats (famous photo post location)John O'Groats Campsite (Electric)
20th May5John o Groats to Thurso to Tongue1 Hour 30 MinsDuncasby Head Sea Stacks & Light House / Dunnet Bay Beach / Strathy Beach / Thurso Town (Last Tesco for a while) Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Campsite (Electric)
21st May6Tongue to Durness2 HoursSmoo Cave / Sango Bay Beach (Must See) / Balnakeil Beach / Cocoa Mountain Worlds Best Hot ChocolateSango Bay Campsite (Not Booked No Electric)
22nd May7Durness to Ullapool1 Hour 40 MinsKylesku Bridge / Wailing Widdow Falls at Loch Gainmhich / Drumbeg Viewpoint / Clashnessie Falls / Ardvreck Castle Ardmair Holiday Park (Electric)
23rd May8Ullapool to Poolewe to Loch Carron1 Hour 10 MinsFalls of Mesach Suspension Bridge / Victoria Falls / Explore The Town of Poolewe The Wee Campsite
24th May9Loch Carron to Applecross to Skye2 Hours 40 MinsBealach na Bร  Pass / Applecross Village / Road to Skye / Mealt Falls / QuiraingFlodigarry Pods
25th May10SkyeNADunvegan Castle / Neist Point Lighthouse / Old Man of StorrFlodigarry Pods
26th May11Skye to Fort William2 Hours 12Fairy Pools / Talisker Distillery Glen Nevis Campsite
27th May12Fort William to Glencoe20 MinutesJacobite Train (Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Train)Glencoe Campsite
28th May13GlencoeNAGlencoe Mountain Range / Glen etive Road - James Bond Viewpoint / Glenfinnan Viaduct / Nevis Gorge and FallsTravelodge
Me, Jas & Archie at the Fairy Glen Falls on the Black Isle.
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Robbie Roams

Collie dog lover, keen traveler and travel guide book writer. In 2022, I released 'North Coast 500 - The Road Trip of a Lifetime' which became an Amazon best seller.

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Rob, Staffordshire, UK