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

Old town chambers Edinburgh, Scotland
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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 10-day road trip in Scotland with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Scotland at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Edinburgh, 3 nights in Glasgow, and 2 nights in Inverness. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Scotland.

Experience an easy 10-day self-drive tour across Scotland with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Scotland so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Scotland. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across Scotland and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Scotland. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Scotland.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Scotland. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating National Museum of Scotland.

Traveling leisurely through Scotland means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Get close to the spectacular Urquhart Castle and the wonderful The Kelpies. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Scotland. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Scotland has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Scotland's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Scotland.

By the end of your 10-day road trip through Scotland, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Scotland and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Scotland. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in Scotland. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in Scotland and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Scotland today!

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

Destinations

Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 2 nights
Perth and Kinross - region in United KingdomPerth and Kinross
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 4 nights

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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
Riverside Museum
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
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
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Path leading to Nelson's Monument in Glasgow Green, Scotland.Glasgow Green
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
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
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 Glasgow cathedral aka High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern or St Mungo.Glasgow Cathedral
Photo of Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Highlands, Scotland .Commando Memorial
Photo of The Science Centre, an educational exhibition centre, in Govan, Glasgow.Glasgow Science Centre
Photo of Historic 14th century medieval Doune Castle, with a dark, moody, dramatic sky in Perthshire, Scotland.Doune Castle
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of Scott Monument that commemorate to Walter Scott.Scott Monument
Photo of part of Hermitage Castle in the south of Scotland .The Hermitage
Seven Lochs Wetland Park
Photo of Snow covered city park and St Leonards in Perth ,Scotland .South Inch
Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United KingdomKinnoull Hill Woodland Park
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling, Scotland, United KingdomStirling Old Town Jail
Branklyn Garden, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United KingdomBranklyn Garden
Rodney Gardens, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United KingdomRodney Gardens

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Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

  • Edinburgh - Arrival day
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  • Dean Village
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Scotland begins when you reach Edinburgh, where you’ll stay for a total of 4 nights.

Edinburgh is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Dean Village. Around 13,727 visitors have rated this fascinating village and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Edinburgh offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

The Edinburgh Larder serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Edinburgh has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,804 reviews.

Bramble Bar & Lounge is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 743 customers, Bramble Bar & Lounge is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Edinburgh looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Panda & Sons, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,617 reviews.

The Dome offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Edinburgh. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Whiski Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Scotland! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 2 km, 39 min

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Scott Monument
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Scotland, you'll explore the best attractions in Edinburgh at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Edinburgh, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Edinburgh Castle. This incredible castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Scotland by seeing another popular site in Edinburgh, the wonderful Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 90,949 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Camera Obscura. This visitor centre has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,536 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Scottish National Gallery. This art museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world, or more than 660,741 people annually. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,079 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Scott Monument. This amazing site is a wonderful monument with more than 4,370 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Scotland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Edinburgh itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Scotland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Edinburgh. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Dishoom Edinburgh. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 2,950 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Cafe Andaluz. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Edinburgh and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. This vibrant bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Cafe Royal. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Cafe Royal has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Scotland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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Day 3 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Scotland gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Edinburgh and visit more of its attractions.

Edinburgh has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Scotland. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular HMY Britannia, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible HMY Britannia has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,023 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This city feature got an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from its 20,765 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Edinburgh is the notable National Museum of Scotland. The popular National Museum of Scotland is a highlight of many travel packages in Edinburgh. As a matter of fact, this remarkable national museum has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 45,476 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Edinburgh, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Holyrood Palace. Take your time exploring this wonderful official residence and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 17,746 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding Holyrood Park. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 12,119 travelers, a trip to the spectacular Holyrood Park is something to look forward to in Edinburgh.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Edinburgh by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Edinburgh.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Edinburgh, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

The Witchery by the Castle is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Edinburgh-based food place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,766 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, The Kitchin is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. The Kitchin proved an excellent choice for around 1,577 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another local favorite in Edinburgh is Tigerlily, which has an average score of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 2,369 individuals’ reviews.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Edinburgh, The Bow Bar. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 1,813 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Albanach. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.4 over 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, The Ensign Ewart may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 1,604 customers have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Edinburgh and end day 3 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Scotland on a great note!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Glasgow

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
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Drive 103 km, 2 hours

  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
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On day 4 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Scotland. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Scotland.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Edinburgh. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Skinflats. You’ll spend 3 nights in Glasgow.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Royal Mile. This best-rated sightseeing destination and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars from 14,405 visitors.

Another top sight worth checking out is the amazing The Real Mary King's Close. This best-rated sightseeing destination and go-to attraction has an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 10,638 travelers.

If you’re looking for another unforgettable attraction to explore during your laid-back trip, the wonderful St Giles' Cathedral is the perfect place for you. This cathedral and travel location has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,293 reviewers.

While exploring the city of Edinburgh, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Scotland, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Edinburgh, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Skinflats. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Scotland and discover the wonderful Skinflats.

While in Skinflats, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great The Kelpies. This sculpture and popular site has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,904 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in Skinflats.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Scotland comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Glasgow. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Glasgow, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Glasgow. Check out Paesano Pizza, a top choice in Scotland due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Glasgow restaurant to try is a local favorite, The Willow Tea Rooms.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Stereo is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Glasgow has a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,954 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Glasgow. The popular The Anchor Line has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,659 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Scotland.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like Mono. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.4 from 1,446 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Glasgow recommend The Citizen Glasgow. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 1,260 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Scotland with a toast at a top-rated bar in Glasgow!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Riverside Museum
  • Pollok Country Park
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Day 5 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Scotland serves as your introduction to Glasgow. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Scotland and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Glasgow, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13,209 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Hotel Du Vin Glasgow. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,498 guests, Hotel Du Vin Glasgow is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Point A Hotel, Glasgow offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Point A Hotel, Glasgow is a top-rated budget hotel in Glasgow with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 8,586 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Glasgow. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Glasgow, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Glasgow. The fascinating Glasgow Botanic Gardens has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,594 travelers.

Glasgow is also home to the captivating Kelvingrove Park, a local park and another popular attraction in the city. About 13,336 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Scotland. This extraordinary art museum and travel destination hosts more than 1,037,594 visitors annually. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,580 travelers, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Riverside Museum. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,799 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Pollok Country Park. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating park and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 7,112 visitors have rated the famous Pollok Country Park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Glasgow, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Scotland.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Scotland. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Glasgow, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Glasgow is The Piper Whisky Bar. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,323 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Elia Greek Restaurant for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Glasgow. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,187 customers.

Another alternative is The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,179 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Glasgow. At Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Alston Bar & Beef, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 785 reviews.

Max's Bar & Grill is also one of the best places in Glasgow where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 831 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Scotland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Glasgow Green
  • George Square
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Seven Lochs Wetland Park
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Scotland, you'll explore the best attractions in Glasgow at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Glasgow, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Glasgow Science Centre. This incredible skyscraper has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,454 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Scotland by seeing another popular site in Glasgow, the wonderful Glasgow Green. This stadium is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,454 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible George Square. This square has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Glasgow Cathedral. This cathedral is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,737 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Seven Lochs Wetland Park. This amazing site is a wonderful park with more than 3,044 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Scotland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Glasgow itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Scotland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Glasgow. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, La Lanterna. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,068 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Chaophraya, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Chaophraya is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 1,386 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 868 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Glasgow and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Bar 91. This vibrant bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 611 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Òran Mór. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,385 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is The Social. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. The Social has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,394 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Scotland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Inverness

  • Stirling
  • Highland
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Stirling Old Town Jail
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
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Day 7 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Stirling. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Inverness, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Stirling Castle is waiting for you. This castle has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,632 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Stirling Old Town Jail. This unique top-tier point of interest is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 913 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,922 visitors, this zoo is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Stirling has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Inverness. In Inverness, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Scotland.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Cambuskenneth is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Rocpool, one of the best restaurants in Cambuskenneth. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 934 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Rocpool.

Locals also recommend River House as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at River House as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 691 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at The Mustard Seed Restaurant. The Mustard Seed Restaurant is another of the most popular places to eat in Cambuskenneth. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,671 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Johnny Foxes. Johnny Foxes is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,918 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Black Isle Bar & Rooms. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,982 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Hootananny. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Hootananny is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Scotland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Inverness, Glenfinnan, and Spean Bridge

  • Highland
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Drive 251 km, 4 hours 25 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Commando Memorial
  • Loch Ness
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Day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Scotland serves as your introduction to Inverness. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Scotland and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Inverness, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 2,606 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Ness Walk. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,377 guests, Ness Walk is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Holiday Inn Express Inverness offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Holiday Inn Express Inverness is a top-rated budget hotel in Inverness with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 3,476 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Inverness. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Inverness, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Urquhart Castle. This castle and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Inverness. The fascinating Urquhart Castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 21,979 travelers.

Inverness is also home to the captivating Glenfinnan Viaduct, a local stone bridge and another popular attraction in the city. About 6,217 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Glenfinnan Viewpoint is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Scotland. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,393 travelers, Glenfinnan Viewpoint proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Commando Memorial. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing monument and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,656 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Loch Ness. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating natural feature and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 5,410 visitors have rated the famous Loch Ness an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Inverness, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Scotland.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Scotland. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Inverness, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Inverness is The Kitchen Brasserie. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,289 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Scotch & Rye for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Inverness. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

Another alternative is MacGregor's. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Inverness. At Gellions Bar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,317 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at The White House, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 642 reviews.

The Malt Room is also one of the best places in Inverness where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 479 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Scotland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Little Dunkeld, Perth, and Edinburgh

  • Perth and Kinross
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 54 min

  • The Hermitage
  • Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park
  • Branklyn Garden
  • Rodney Gardens
  • South Inch
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Day 9 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Little Dunkeld. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Edinburgh, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful The Hermitage is waiting for you. This waterfall has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,918 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Little Dunkeld has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Scotland.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Perth is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Howies Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Perth. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,817 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Howies Restaurant.

Locals also recommend Howies Restaurant as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Howies Restaurant as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,828 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House. Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,474 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Cold Town House. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,486 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to The Newsroom Bar & Eatery. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. The Newsroom Bar & Eatery is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,619 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Scotland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Calton Hill
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in Scotland is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Edinburgh.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Edinburgh once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Scotland on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Calton Hill is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Edinburgh. This top sight is a popular mountain, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,517 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Edinburgh or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Edinburgh and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in Scotland is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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