12-Day Scotland road trip from Dundee to Inverness, Oban, Glasgow, and Edinburgh

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-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 2 nights in Dundee, 2 nights in Inverness, 1 night in Oban, 3 nights in Glasgow, and 3 nights in Edinburgh, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Scotland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Dundee, Inverness, Oban, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. We'll help you experience the best 12 days in Scotland you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Dundee, 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 Urquhart Castle and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have 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 National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 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. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Stirling Castle and learn more about the unique The Kelpies to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Dundee, Inverness, Oban, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, 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 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 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. 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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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Dundee - region in United KingdomDundee / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 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
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
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 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 Historic 14th century medieval Doune Castle, with a dark, moody, dramatic sky in Perthshire, Scotland.Doune Castle
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
Glenmore Forest Park
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of High view of Neptune's Staircase ,Banavie ,Spain .Neptune's Staircase
Photo of Falls of Falloch ,Stirling  , Scotland .Falls of Falloch
Photo of Deer in Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland .Highland Wildlife Park
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Photo of Cawdor Castle, Scotland .Cawdor Castle
Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United KingdomLoch Lomond
The McManus Art Gallery & Museum
Photo of RRS Discovery DundeeRRS Discovery
Photo of Dundee City Sky View from Dundee Law, Scotland UK.Dundee Law
Photo of Baxter Park , Dundee , Scotland .Baxter Park
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Slessor Gardens, Dundee City, Scotland, United KingdomSlessor Gardens
Dalzell Estate

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dundee - arrival day

  • Dundee - Arrival day
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  • Dundee Contemporary Arts
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Your road trip adventure in Scotland begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Dundee. You’ll stay in Dundee for 2 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Dundee has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Dundee Contemporary Arts. This attraction is a movie theater and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,269 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 Dundee, Gidi Grill Restaurant. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 614 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dundee is Taza Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,747 customers.

Locals recommend The Bach as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dundee. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 985 customers.

Dundee also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Dundee is Trades House. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,466 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Dundee is Tickety Boo's. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 990 customers.

Locals also enjoy Bird & Bear. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 898 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Inverness

  • Dundee
  • Highland
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Drive 226 km, 3 hours 12 min

  • The McManus Art Gallery & Museum
  • RRS Discovery
  • Baxter Park
  • Dundee Law
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 2 of your epic road trip in Scotland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Dundee. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Inverness. You’ll stay in Inverness for 2 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Dundee’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Dundee, start your day with a visit to the amazing The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum. This much-appreciated museum and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,551 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating RRS Discovery. This barque and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,529 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Baxter Park to make the most of your road trip across Scotland. The spectacular Baxter Park is a park that has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,306 visitors.

The lovely Dundee Law is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 1,396 visitors have left this mountain average ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Dundee has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Inverness. Inverness 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 Rocpool. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 934 reviews.

The remarkable River House is another top restaurant in Inverness we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 691 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous The Mustard Seed Restaurant is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,671 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Inverness, the fantastic Johnny Foxes. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,918 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Black Isle Bar & Rooms. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,982 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Hootananny. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Glenmore, Inverness, and Cawdor

  • Highland
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Drive 224 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Highland Wildlife Park
  • Glenmore Forest Park
  • Clava cairns
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Loch Ness
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On day 3 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful hamlet of Glenmore. You’ll stay in Glenmore 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 Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa, one of the best 4-star hotels in the hamlet of Glenmore. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,606 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the hamlet of Glenmore is the 5-star Ness Walk. The hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,377 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the hamlet of Glenmore is the 3-star Holiday Inn Express Inverness. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 3,476 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 Glenmore Forest Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,393 visitors.

Come to Glenmore 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 Glenmore.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like The Kitchen Brasserie, after your day of exploring the city of Glenmore. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,289 customers.

Scotch & Rye is another of the best restaurants in the city of Glenmore. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glenmore is MacGregor's. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

Locals recommend Gellions Bar, one of the best bars in the city of Glenmore, 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 Glenmore, The White House. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 642 customers.

The Malt Room is also one of the best bars in the city of Glenmore. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 479 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, and Oban

  • Highland
  • Oban
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Drive 226 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Commando Memorial
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
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Day 4 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 Inverness and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Oban. You will stay in Oban for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Inverness is the amazing Urquhart Castle. This attraction is a castle that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,979 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible monument, Commando Memorial. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,656 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Inverness is the outstanding Neptune's Staircase. This popular staircase locks and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,895 visitors.

The spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating stone bridge and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,217 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Glenfinnan Viewpoint. This attraction is a popular best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,393 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Inverness 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 Oban, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, one of the best restaurants in the city of Oban. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 462 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Inveraray, Motherwell, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 213 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • Dalzell Estate
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Day 5 of your road trip through Scotland is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Inveraray and the city of Oban. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the town of Inveraray is the amazing Inveraray Castle. This attraction is a country house and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Inveraray is another excellent way to spend your new day in Scotland. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Scotland’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Scotland’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Scotland’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill in the city of Oban for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,619 visitors.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Paesano Pizza, one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,948 customers.

Locals also recommend The Willow Tea Rooms as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. The Willow Tea Rooms is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,255 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is Stereo. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,954 customers.

After dinner, visit The Anchor Line, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Mono. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,446 customers.

Alternatively, The Citizen Glasgow is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Glasgow

  • Stirling
  • Glasgow
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Drive 224 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
  • Falls of Falloch
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Stirling has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Stirling 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 Stirling. 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 in the city of Stirling, like the extraordinary Stirling Castle. This attraction is a castle and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,632 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Stirling is the spectacular Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This attraction is a zoo and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,922 visitors.

This is a popular destination among visitors in Stirling.

Your discovery of Stirling does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Stirling 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 The Piper Whisky Bar, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

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

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Glasgow is The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,179 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow is one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Alston Bar & Beef is another of the most popular bars in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 785 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Glasgow is Max's Bar & Grill. Max's Bar & Grill has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – 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
  • More

On day 7 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow 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 Maldron Hotel Glasgow City, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Glasgow. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,209 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Glasgow is the 5-star Hotel Du Vin Glasgow. The hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,498 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Glasgow is the 3-star Point A Hotel, Glasgow. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 8,586 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 in the city of Glasgow, like the outstanding Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 visitors.

Kelvingrove Park is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Glasgow. This incredible attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,336 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Glasgow is the extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This art museum gets more than 1,037,594 visitors on an annual basis and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 19,580 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Riverside Museum. Around 16,799 visitors have given this museum an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Pollok Country Park. Pollok Country Park is a popular park, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,112 travelers.

Come to Glasgow 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 Glasgow.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like La Lanterna, after your day of exploring the city of Glasgow. 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 Glasgow. 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 Glasgow is Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 868 customers.

Locals recommend Bar 91, one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 611 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Glasgow, Òran Mór. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,385 customers.

The Social is also one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,394 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Larbert and Edinburgh

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 93 km, 2 hours 12 min

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Green
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
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Rise and shine on day 8 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you'll wake up in Glasgow and embark on a scenic drive to Edinburgh, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 3 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Glasgow 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 Glasgow. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful George Square. This attraction is a square that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,066 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Glasgow Cathedral. This attraction, a beloved cathedral, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,737 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Glasgow is the stunning Glasgow Green. This stadium and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable The Kelpies. This attraction is a sculpture that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,904 visitors.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

Locals also recommend The Edinburgh Larder, another of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Larder is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Bramble Bar & Lounge. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Panda & Sons to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Dome. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Dome has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Whiski Bar & Restaurant is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 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 9

Day 9 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 6 min

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

On day 9 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge, 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 5,258 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Edinburgh is the 5-star Virgin Hotels Edinburgh. The hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,569 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is the 3-star Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,411 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 in the city of Edinburgh, like the outstanding HMY Britannia. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,023 visitors.

Scottish National Gallery is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Edinburgh. This incredible attraction is an art museum and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,079 visitors. Up to 660,741 travelers visit this fantastic attraction every year.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Edinburgh is the extraordinary Camera Obscura. This visitor centre is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,536 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Up to 238,542 people visit this attraction every year. Around 8,926 visitors have given this museum an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is a popular castle, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 90,949 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 Dishoom Edinburgh, after your day of exploring the city of Edinburgh. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre is another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is Cafe Andaluz. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 customers.

Locals recommend Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, 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 2,238 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh, The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

Cafe Royal 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 2,216 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 26 min

  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Dean Village
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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Day 10 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Cherish the 1 night 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 in the city of Edinburgh, like the extraordinary Edinburgh Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,987 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Edinburgh is the spectacular Dean Village. This attraction is a village and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,727 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,765 visitors.

Holyrood Palace is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This official residence is a popular destination among visitors in Edinburgh. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Holyrood Park. Holyrood Park is an archaeological site and popular attraction in Edinburgh. More than 12,119 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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 The Witchery by the Castle, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,766 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is the popular The Kitchin. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,577 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is Tigerlily. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,369 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The Bow Bar is one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,813 customers.

Albanach is another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Edinburgh is The Ensign Ewart. The Ensign Ewart has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,604 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 11

Day 11 – Dundee

  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee
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Drive 102 km, 1 hour 53 min

  • Calton Hill
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 11 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 Dundee. You’ll stay in Dundee for 1 night. 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 Calton Hill. This much-appreciated mountain and attraction is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,517 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Royal Mile. This must-see tourist destination and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,405 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 top-tier point of interest that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,638 visitors.

The lovely St Giles' Cathedral is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 9,293 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 National Museum of Scotland. This attraction is a national museum rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 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 Dundee. Dundee 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 Rancho Pancho. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 636 reviews.

The remarkable Tailend Dundee is another top restaurant in Dundee we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 653 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Empire State Coffee Artisan Roasters is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 571 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Dundee, the fantastic Don Michele Italian Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 522 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,104 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is The Bank Bar Dundee. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 575 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dundee - departure day

  • Dundee - Departure day
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  • Slessor Gardens
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Day 12 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Dundee 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.

Slessor Gardens is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Dundee. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 864 visitors.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Dundee at Porters Bar & Restaurant before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 534 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Premier Inn Dundee Centre hotel for your last chance at a meal in the city of Dundee. The Premier Inn Dundee Centre hotel restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,161 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Mozza Dundee. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,016 customers.

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

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