12-Day Scotland Road Trip from Glasgow to South Ayrshire, Oban, Inverness, and Edinburgh and surrounding area

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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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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 3 nights in Glasgow, 2 nights in Ayr, 2 nights in Oban, 1 night in Inverness, 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 Glasgow, Ayr, Oban, Inverness, 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 Glasgow, 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 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Urquhart Castle.

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 The Kelpies and learn more about the unique Stirling Castle to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Glasgow, Ayr, Oban, Inverness, 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
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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 / 3 nights
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 1 night
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of Ayr Town hall and the bridge on the River Ayr , South Ayrshire, Scotland.South Ayrshire / 2 nights
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 2 nights

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Attractions

Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Urquhart Castle with Dark Cloud SkyUrquhart Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
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
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
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 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
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Photo of Culzean castle, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.Culzean Castle
Heads Of Ayr Farm Park, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United KingdomHeads Of Ayr Farm Park
Seven Lochs Wetland Park
Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United KingdomLoch Lomond
Loch Tulla Viewpoint
Eden Court Inverness, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomEden Court Inverness
Barshaw Park
Victoria Park Pond, Glasgow City, Scotland, United KingdomVictoria Park Pond
Inveraray JailInveraray Jail
Photo of This aerial drone photo shows the port of the small coastal town Girvan. Girvan is located at the Irish Sea in Scotland in the district of Ayrshire.Girvan Beach
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Photo of Ruins of Dunure Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland .Dunure Castle
Photo of Kilchurn Castle, on an island in Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland .Kilchurn Castle
Oban Distillery
Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
Rozelle Estate
Burns Cottage
Electric Brae
Craigie Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Glasgow - arrival day

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

Glasgow has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible George Square. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 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 Glasgow, Paesano Pizza. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,948 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is The Willow Tea Rooms. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,255 customers.

Locals recommend Stereo as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,954 customers.

Glasgow also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Glasgow is The Anchor Line. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Glasgow is Mono. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,446 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Citizen Glasgow. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 22 km, 53 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Seven Lochs Wetland Park
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Glasgow has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Glasgow 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 Glasgow. 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 Glasgow, like the extraordinary Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This attraction is a botanical garden and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Glasgow, which gets around 1,037,594 annual visits, is the spectacular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,580 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Kelvingrove Park. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,336 visitors.

Glasgow Cathedral is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This cathedral is a popular destination among visitors in Glasgow. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,737 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Seven Lochs Wetland Park. Seven Lochs Wetland Park is a park and popular attraction in Glasgow. More than 3,044 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Glasgow does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Glasgow 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 3

Day 3 – Renfrewshire and South Ayrshire

  • Glasgow
  • South Ayrshire
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Drive 88 km, 1 hour 55 min

  • Riverside Museum
  • Victoria Park Pond
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Pollok Country Park
  • Barshaw Park
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Rise and shine on day 3 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you'll wake up in Glasgow and embark on a scenic drive to South Ayrshire, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 2 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 Riverside Museum. This attraction is a museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,799 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Victoria Park Pond. This attraction, a beloved park, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,238 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Glasgow is the stunning Glasgow Science Centre. This skyscraper and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,454 visitors.

Next, you could make your way to the best-rated park in Glasgow. The popular Pollok Country Park is a great place to visit on this day of your road trip adventure. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,112 visitors, it’s one of the most popular places to see in the city.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Barshaw Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,438 visitors.

This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation.

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 4

Day 4 – South Ayrshire, Girvan, Dunure, and Alloway

  • South Ayrshire
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Drive 76 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • Girvan Beach
  • Culzean Castle
  • Electric Brae
  • Dunure Castle
  • Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
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On day 4 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of South Ayrshire. You’ll stay in South Ayrshire 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 Fairfield House Hotel, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of South Ayrshire. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,006 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of South Ayrshire is the 4-star Western House Hotel. The hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,935 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of South Ayrshire is the 3-star Horizon. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,923 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 Girvan. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,978 visitors.

Culzean Castle is another popular attraction you could visit. This incredible attraction is a castle and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,080 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit is the extraordinary Electric Brae. This mountain is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 280 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Dunure Castle. Around 1,547 visitors have given this castle an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Heads Of Ayr Farm Park. Heads Of Ayr Farm Park is a popular zoo, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,646 travelers.

Come to South Ayrshire 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 South Ayrshire.

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

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Alloway and Oban

  • Oban
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Drive 220 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Craigie Park
  • Rozelle Estate
  • Burns Cottage
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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Day 5 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 Alloway and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Oban. You will stay in Oban for 2 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Alloway is the amazing Rozelle Estate. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 897 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible cottage, Burns Cottage. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 901 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Alloway is the outstanding Burns Cottage. This popular cottage and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,744 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Alloway 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 6

Day 6 – Inveraray, Luss, and Oban

  • Oban
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Drive 219 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Loch Lomond
  • Inveraray Jail
  • Inveraray Castle
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On day 6 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Inveraray. You’ll stay in Inveraray 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 The Manor House Hotel, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Inveraray. This hotel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 564 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Inveraray is the 4-star No 26 By The Sea. The hotel is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Inveraray is the 3-star Premier Inn Oban.

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 town of Inveraray, like the outstanding Inveraray Jail. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,265 visitors.

Inveraray Castle is another popular attraction you could visit in the town of Inveraray. This incredible attraction is a country house and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 visitors.

Come to Inveraray 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 Inveraray.

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

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Oban, Lochawe, Dunbeg, and Inverness

  • Highland
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Oban Distillery
  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Loch Tulla Viewpoint
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 7 of your epic road trip in Scotland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Oban. 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 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Oban’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Oban, start your day with a visit to the amazing Oban distillery. This much-appreciated whisky distillery and attraction is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,259 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This top-tier point of interest and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,619 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Oban 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 8

Day 8 – Inverness, Spean Bridge, and Edinburgh

  • Highland
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 351 km, 5 hours 3 min

  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Commando Memorial
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Day 8 of your road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Inverness and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Edinburgh. You will stay in Edinburgh for 3 nights. 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 Eden Court Inverness. This attraction is a movie theater that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,725 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible natural feature, Loch Ness. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,410 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Inverness is the outstanding Urquhart Castle. This popular castle and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,979 visitors.

The spectacular Commando Memorial is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating monument and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,656 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 Edinburgh, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh), one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

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

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

After dinner, visit Panda & Sons, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average 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 has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Alternatively, Whiski Bar & Restaurant is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Dean Village
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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 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,765 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 Edinburgh Castle. Around 90,949 visitors have given this castle an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Dean Village. Dean Village is a popular village, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,727 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 11 km, 44 min

  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • The Royal Mile
  • 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 St Giles' Cathedral. This attraction is a cathedral and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,293 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Edinburgh is the spectacular National Museum of Scotland. This attraction is a national museum and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 45,476 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Royal Mile. This top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,405 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 – Larbert, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, and Glasgow

  • Stirling
  • Glasgow
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Drive 143 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • The Kelpies
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
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Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit is the amazing The Kelpies. This attraction is a sculpture and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,904 visitors.

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 Falkirk Wheel in the city of Larbert for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a boat lift and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,951 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 La Lanterna, one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,068 customers.

Locals also recommend Chaophraya as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. Chaophraya 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. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 868 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar 91, 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 611 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Òran Mór. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,385 customers.

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Glasgow - departure day

  • Glasgow - Departure day
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  • Glasgow Green
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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 Glasgow 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.

Glasgow Green is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Glasgow. This stadium and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 visitors.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Glasgow at The Italian Kitchen before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 860 customers.

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

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