10-Day Scotland Road Trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Inverness, and Aberdeen

Photo of the scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
9 nights included
Car rental
10 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 10-day road trip through Scotland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Scotland. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 3 nights in Edinburgh, 3 nights in Glasgow, 2 nights in Inverness, and 1 night in Aberdeen, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Scotland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, and Aberdeen. We'll help you experience the best 10 days in Scotland you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Edinburgh, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, including the stunning Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We've handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Scotland. From the magnificent Edinburgh Castle to the breathtaking Urquhart Castle and Stirling Castle, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. As you hit the open road and drive through Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, and Aberdeen, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Scotland. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Scotland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Scotland.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Scotland has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Scotland. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 9 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 9 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Scotland extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in Scotland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Scotland today!

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 2 nights
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Aberdeen as River Dee flows in a curve to the North Sea showing Duthie Park with bridge and traffic from south.Aberdeen / 1 night

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Attractions

Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Urquhart Castle with Dark Cloud SkyUrquhart Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
Photo of Red Panda at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, a Rare and Endangered Species .Edinburgh Zoo
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Medieval fortress Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven on the Northeast of Scotland, UKDunnottar Castle
Path leading to Nelson's Monument in Glasgow Green, Scotland.Glasgow Green
St. Giles' Cathedral aka High Kirk Church and Walter Scott Statue on High Street on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.St Giles' Cathedral
Royal yacht Britannia, top tourist attraction in Edinburgh, port of Leith. Edinburgh Scotland, UK.HMY Britannia
Scotch Whisky Experience at 354 Castlehill on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
Photo of Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Pollok Country Park
Photo of Detail of steam train on famous Glenfinnan viaduct, Scotland, United Kingdom .Glenfinnan Viaduct
Photo of Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Highlands, Scotland .Commando Memorial
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Photo of Scott Monument that commemorate to Walter Scott.Scott Monument
Neptune's Staircase, R-1433249, R-58446, R-62149Neptune's Staircase
Photo of Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Photo of Cawdor Castle, Scotland .Cawdor Castle
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of Aerial view of harbour at Stonehaven bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK .Stonehaven Harbour
Eden Court Inverness, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomEden Court Inverness
Callendar Park, R-1920842, R-58446, R-62149Callendar Park
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile

Travel details

Travel dates
Jan 1 - Jan 10

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Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

  • Edinburgh - Arrival day
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  • Dean Village
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Your road trip adventure in Scotland begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 3 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Edinburgh has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Dean Village. This attraction is a village and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,065 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is The Edinburgh Larder. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 customers.

Locals recommend The Kitchin as one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,577 customers.

Edinburgh also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh is Panda & Sons. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh is Bramble Bar & Lounge. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 10-day vacation in Scotland!

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Day 2 – Edinburgh

Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Edinburgh by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Edinburgh. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary Holyrood Park. This attraction is an archaeological site and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,034 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Edinburgh is the spectacular Arthur's Seat. This attraction is a mountain and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,117 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Holyrood Palace. This official residence has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,156 visitors.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This botanical garden is a popular destination among visitors in Edinburgh. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,341 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

Your discovery of Edinburgh does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Edinburgh on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, be sure to eat at Bramble Bar & Lounge, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is the popular The Dome. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is Dishoom Edinburgh. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Whiski Bar & Restaurant is one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

Chaophraya Thai Restaurant is another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Edinburgh!

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Day 3 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
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Drive 79 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 3 of your epic road trip in Scotland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Edinburgh. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 3 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Edinburgh’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Edinburgh, start your day with a visit to the amazing Royal Mile. This much-appreciated must-see tourist destination and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,359 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating National Museum of Scotland. This national museum and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 43,662 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular The Real Mary King's Close to make the most of your road trip across Scotland. The spectacular The Real Mary King's Close is a must-see tourist destination that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,827 visitors.

The lovely St Giles' Cathedral is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 8,936 visitors have left this cathedral average ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you feel like visiting another type of sight or don’t want to jump into the car quite yet, spend some time at the spectacular Edinburgh Castle. This attraction is a castle rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 88,569 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Edinburgh has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Glasgow. Glasgow offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Paesano Pizza. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,948 reviews.

The remarkable The Anchor Line is another top restaurant in Glasgow we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous The Citizen Glasgow is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Glasgow, the fantastic The Piper Whisky Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 4 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
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Drive 161 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • Scott Monument
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Glasgow, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Glasgow.

Today you'll explore the city of Edinburgh. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is HMY Britannia. This incredible attraction is a royal yacht and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,564 visitors.

Scott Monument is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Edinburgh. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,087 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Edinburgh is Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Attracting 238,542 annual visitors, it's clear that Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,597 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Camera Obscura. This visitor centre and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,133 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in Scotland to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Glasgow.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow, like The Piper Whisky Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

Elia Greek Restaurant is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,187 customers.

Locals enjoy The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Glasgow. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,179 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow, Chaophraya. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,386 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Scotland!

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Day 5 – Glasgow

Day 5

Day 5 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Pollok Country Park
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On day 5 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Number 10, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Edinburgh. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,317 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Edinburgh is the 5-star Hotel Du Vin Glasgow. The hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,408 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is the 3-star Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre South.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations like the outstanding Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,344 visitors.

Kelvingrove Park is another popular attraction you could visit. This incredible attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,177 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit is the extraordinary Pollok Country Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,957 reviews.

Come to Edinburgh prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Edinburgh.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like La Lanterna, after your day of exploring the city of Edinburgh. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,068 customers.

Chaophraya is another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,386 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Locals recommend Alston Bar & Beef, one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 785 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh, The Spiritualist Glasgow. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

Max's Bar & Grill is also one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Scotland.

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Day 6 – Glasgow, Stirling, and Inverness

Day 6

Day 6 – Glasgow, Stirling, and Inverness

  • Glasgow
  • Stirling
  • Highland
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Drive 299 km, 4 hours

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Green
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • More

You’ll stay in Inverness for 2 nights.

One of the best places to explore today is George Square. This excellent attraction is a square that has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,433 visitors.

Around 10,666 travelers rated this attraction with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see more of Scotland, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Scotland. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Wallace Monument for some unforgettable sightseeing experience. This popular attraction is a monument and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,541 visitors.

This outstanding castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,015 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This attraction, a stunning zoo, has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,872 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Inverness.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Inverness, Black Isle Bar & Rooms. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,982 customers.

Locals recommend Scotch & Rye as one of the best restaurants in the city of Inverness. Scotch & Rye is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Inverness is MacGregor's. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Inverness, Hootananny. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Scotland with a toast!

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Day 7 – Inverness

Day 7

Day 7 – Inverness

  • Highland
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Commando Memorial
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • More

On day 7 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Breadalbane House Hotel, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Edinburgh. This apartment has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 68 guests.

The best luxury bed and breakfast option in the city of Edinburgh is the 5-star Dunnet Bay Escapes. The bed and breakfast is rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars by 624 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is the 3-star Park Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 681 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations like the outstanding Commando Memorial. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 visitors.

Neptune's Staircase is another popular attraction you could visit. This incredible attraction is a staircase locks and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,854 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit is the extraordinary Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,137 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Glenfinnan Viewpoint. Around 4,204 visitors have given this best-rated sightseeing destination an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Glenfinnan Viaduct. Glenfinnan Viaduct is a popular stone bridge, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,009 travelers.

Come to Edinburgh prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Edinburgh.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like The White House, after your day of exploring the city of Edinburgh. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 642 customers.

Bar One Inverness is another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 446 customers.

Locals recommend Gellions Bar, one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,317 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh, MacGregor's. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Scotland.

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Day 8 – Inverness and Aberdeen

Day 8

Day 8 – Inverness and Aberdeen

  • Highland
  • Aberdeen
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Drive 266 km, 4 hours 22 min

  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • Clava cairns
  • Cawdor Castle
  • More

Day 8 of your road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Edinburgh and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Aberdeen. You will stay in Aberdeen for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Edinburgh is the amazing Eden Court Inverness. This attraction is a movie theater that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,629 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible castle, Urquhart Castle. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,604 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Edinburgh is the outstanding Loch Ness. This popular natural feature and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,280 visitors.

The spectacular Clava cairns is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating group and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,249 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Cawdor Castle. This attraction is a popular castle that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,893 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Edinburgh by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Aberdeen, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Maggie's Grill, one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 587 customers.

Locals also recommend Miller & Carter Aberdeen as one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. Miller & Carter Aberdeen is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,026 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen is COSMO All You Can Eat World Buffet Restaurant | Aberdeen. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,555 customers.

After dinner, visit Prince Of Wales, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,166 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Grill. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 881 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Scotland!

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Day 9 – Falkirk and Edinburgh

Day 9

Day 9 – Falkirk and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 262 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • Callendar Park
  • More

Rise and shine on day 9 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you'll wake up in Aberdeen and embark on a scenic drive to Edinburgh, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Aberdeen. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Duthie Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,880 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Hazlehead Park. This attraction, a beloved park, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,429 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Aberdeen is the stunning Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This maritime museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,244 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Stonehaven Harbour. This attraction is a harbor that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,452 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Dunnottar Castle. This rock castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,019 reviews.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Aberdeenshire, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Edinburgh. When you arrive in Edinburgh you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,950 customers.

Locals also recommend Cafe Andaluz, another of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. Cafe Andaluz is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Whiski Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Cafe Royal. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Cafe Royal has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

The Bow Bar is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,813 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Scotland, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 10 – Edinburgh - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh - departure day

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Day 10 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Edinburgh before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Calton Hill is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Edinburgh. This mountain and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,302 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Edinburgh and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Scotland.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Edinburgh at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh for your last chance at a meal in the city of Edinburgh. The The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Howies Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,817 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Edinburgh. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Scotland!

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