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

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Duration
12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Scotland as you embark on an unforgettable 12-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Motherwell, Glasgow, Larbert, Skinflats, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, Inverness, Spean Bridge, Glenfinnan, Stonehaven, and Balmedie. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Scotland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Aberdeen, 3 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in Oban, 3 nights in Glasgow, and 2 nights in Inverness. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Scotland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Aberdeen, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Scotland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Motherwell, Glasgow, Larbert, Skinflats, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, Inverness, Spean Bridge, Glenfinnan, Stonehaven, and Balmedie, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

Throughout your road trip in Scotland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Scotland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

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

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
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 / 2 nights
Inveraray
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 1 night
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 2 nights
Stonehaven
Glenfinnan
Doune
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Motherwell
Larbert
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 nights
Luss
Balmedie
Spean Bridge

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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
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
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
Strathclyde Country Park
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure 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
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
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 The Duthie park, Aberdeen, Scotland, with reflections in the early morning light.Duthie Park
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United KingdomLoch Lomond
Queens Links Leisure Park
Photo of Aerial view of harbour at Stonehaven bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK .Stonehaven Harbour
Photo of Large children playground area with slides, bars, swings and other equipment in Hazlehead park, Aberdeen, Scotland .Hazlehead Park
Photo of Aberdeen Maritime Museum,Scotland.Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Photo of Large children playground in Seaton Park, Aberdeen city, Scotland .Seaton Park
Photo of A small water stream coming under a scenic stone bridge in Westburn park, Aberdeen, Scotland .Westburn Park
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling, Scotland, United KingdomStirling Old Town Jail
Photo of Tulip Farm in Johnston, Rhode Island. Shallow depth of field with focus on flowers in foreground ,Scotland .Johnston Gardens
Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United KingdomBalmedie Country Park
Stonehaven War Memorial
Duchess of Hamilton Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Aberdeen - arrival day

  • Aberdeen - Arrival day
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  • Queens Links Leisure Park
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Say hello to Aberdeen! Your exciting road trip through Scotland is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Aberdeen for 1 night before you continue your adventure!

Aberdeen is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Queens Links Leisure Park or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Aberdeen. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Scotland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Aberdeen. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Fierce Bar Aberdeen, a highly-rated dining destination in Aberdeen. If you're eager to try something different, consider Mi Amore, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Foodstory. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Aberdeen this evening.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Northern Bar, known for its inviting atmosphere. The Grill is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Old Blackfriars provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Aberdeen, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
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Drive 217 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  • Westburn Park
  • Hazlehead Park
  • Johnston Gardens
  • Duthie Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Aberdeen. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Edinburgh, which will be your home away from home for 3 nights.

Kick off the day at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This maritime museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,270 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Westburn Park. Westburn Park is an urban park with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,016 reviews.

Hazlehead Park is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,456 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Johnston Gardens. This public garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 847 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Duthie Park, a famous park in Aberdeen. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,959 travelers.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Edinburgh. Edinburgh offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Edinburgh's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Edinburgh by reserving a table at Heron. Known for its 1-star Michelin reputation, Heron captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Condita, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore The Kitchin, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Edinburgh.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Panda & Sons is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Cafe Royal, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is The Ensign Ewart. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Scotland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 2 km, 35 min

  • Scott Monument
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Day 3 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.

When you're ready to see some sights, Scott Monument is a great place to start. This monument is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,370 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Scottish National Gallery. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,079 travelers. Every year, 660,741 travelers come to experience this site to make the most of their time in Edinburgh.

We also recommend a stop at Camera Obscura. The visitor centre has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,536 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,926 reviews. As a top-rated attraction, it's no surprise that 238,542 people visit Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre every year.

Edinburgh Castle is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this castle, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 90,949 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

As you explore more of Edinburgh, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, an iconic dining spot in Edinburgh. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Cafe Andaluz, a popular restaurant in Edinburgh. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House, a hidden gem nestled in Edinburgh. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Hoot The Redeemer, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Albanach offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, The Bow Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Scotland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 10 km, 52 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
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On day 4 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to HMY Britannia. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,023 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Royal Mile. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,405 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to The Real Mary King's Close. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,638 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,293 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to National Museum of Scotland. This national museum is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 45,476 visitors.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Scotland that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Edinburgh has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Edinburgh's best restaurants.

Savor the flavors at The Kitchin, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, The Witchery by the Castle beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Whiski Bar & Restaurant. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Edinburgh tonight.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Scotland.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh, and Oban

  • Oban
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 207 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Calton Hill
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Dean Village
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Edinburgh. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Oban, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Calton Hill. This popular mountain has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,517 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Holyrood Palace. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors, this official residence deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Holyrood Park. This archaeological site has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,119 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,765 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Dean Village. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 travelers, this village is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Edinburgh.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Oban, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the town.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Oban. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Dine in style at Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, a top recommendation for dinner tonight.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Scotland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Motherwell, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Oban
  • Inveraray
  • Luss
  • Motherwell
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • Duchess of Hamilton Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Oban, Inveraray, Luss, and Motherwell. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Glasgow. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Take the opportunity to see McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,619 visitors.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Inveraray Castle. This country house is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Inveraray, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Glasgow, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Glasgow's best restaurants.

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey in Glasgow by reserving a table at Ox and Finch. Renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant, it offers an exceptional mediterranean menu. For a different taste experience, head to Cail Bruich, recognized for its delicious modern dishes. This 1-star Michelin restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Looking for another option? Make sure to visit Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, a local favorite known for its delightful modern british cuisine in Glasgow. Nestled in the heart of the city, this restaurant with 1 Michelin star is an ideal choice for discerning modern british foodies seeking culinary excellence.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at The Gallery Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Bar 91 offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Glasgow.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Scotland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • George Square
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Day 7 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Glasgow. You have 2 nights left in Glasgow. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Drop by the renowned Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This popular botanical garden has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,580 visitors, this art museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Kelvingrove Park. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,336 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Glasgow Cathedral. This cathedral and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,737 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to George Square. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,066 travelers, this square is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Glasgow.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Glasgow, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Glasgow below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Glasgow. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Alston Bar & Beef, a top-rated dining destination in Glasgow. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Elia Greek Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Glasgow this evening.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Scotland.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glasgow, Larbert, and Skinflats

  • Glasgow
  • Larbert
  • Skinflats
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Drive 103 km, 2 hours 20 min

  • Glasgow Green
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Riverside Museum
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
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Greet day 8 of your road trip in Scotland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Glasgow for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Glasgow, Larbert, and Skinflats.

Kick off the day at Glasgow Green, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This stadium is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,762 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Glasgow Science Centre. Glasgow Science Centre is a skyscraper with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,454 reviews.

Riverside Museum is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,799 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Glasgow and set your GPS to Larbert. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 37 min. Upon reaching Larbert, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Falkirk Wheel one of your first sightseeing stops in Larbert. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,951 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

After soaking in Larbert’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Skinflats. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 15 min. When you arrive in Skinflats, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to The Kelpies. This much-appreciated sculpture is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,904 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Glasgow and your accommodation.

As you explore more of Glasgow, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Enjoy a delicious meal at The Willow Tea Rooms, a top-rated dining destination in Glasgow. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Òran Mór, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Stereo. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Glasgow this evening.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Scotland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, and Inverness

  • Highland
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Stirling
  • Doune
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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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On day 9 of your road trip in Scotland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune. In the evening, you’ll end up in Inverness, where you will stay for 2 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Glasgow, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cambuskenneth. Your travel time is around 39 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Wallace Monument, a remarkable monument where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,772 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Stirling, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Cambuskenneth to Stirling may take around 11 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Stirling, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Stirling Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,632 visitors.

When you’re finished at Stirling Castle, head to Stirling Old Town Jail. This one-of-a-kind point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 913 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,922 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Inverness. Inverness offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Inverness. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Don’t miss out on dining at Kingsmills Hotel, a top-rated dining destination in Inverness. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider MacGregor's, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at The White House. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Inverness this evening.

Continue your lively evening at The Gunsmiths Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. The Malt Room is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, MacCallums Bar ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Inverness, Spean Bridge, and Glenfinnan

  • Highland
  • Spean Bridge
  • Glenfinnan
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Drive 254 km, 4 hours 3 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Commando Memorial
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Inverness, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Spean Bridge, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Spean Bridge, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Commando Memorial. Previous visitors have rated this monument an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,656 reviews.

Glenfinnan welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Glenfinnan Viewpoint. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,393 visitors.

When you’re finished at Glenfinnan Viewpoint, head to Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,167 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Glenfinnan Viaduct. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,217 visitors.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Inverness.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Inverness. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Cafe V8, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Scotch & Rye? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Johnny Foxes as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Inverness.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Hootananny, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Gellions Bar provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Innes Bar offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Say good night to Inverness and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Scotland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Inverness, Stonehaven, Balmedie, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Highland
  • Stonehaven
  • Balmedie
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Drive 257 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Clava cairns
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Stonehaven War Memorial
  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • Balmedie Country Park
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Dive into day 11 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will explore Inverness, Stonehaven, and Balmedie, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Aberdeen. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Clava cairns, a remarkable group where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,316 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Inverness and set your GPS to Stonehaven. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours 31 min. Upon reaching Stonehaven, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you're ready to see some sights, Dunnottar Castle is a great place to start. This rock castle is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,220 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Stonehaven War Memorial. This landmark has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 598 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Stonehaven Harbour. The harbor has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,510 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Aberdeen, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Aberdeen. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Miller & Carter Aberdeen, an iconic dining spot in Aberdeen. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Maggie's Grill, a popular restaurant in Aberdeen. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Malmaison Aberdeen, a hidden gem nestled in Aberdeen. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Krakatoa, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Prince Of Wales is another popular option for a drink or two.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Scotland.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Aberdeen - departure day

  • Aberdeen - Departure day
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  • Seaton Park
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Day 12 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Aberdeen before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Scotland, take time to indulge in shopping at Aberdeen’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

Make Seaton Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,950 reviews.

Before you conclude your road trip in Scotland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Aberdeen.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at BrewDog Aberdeen, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Chez Mal Brasserie & Bar? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Aberdeen. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Scotland!

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