13-Day Scotland road trip from Edinburgh to Oban, Glasgow, Inverness, and Aberdeen

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-day road trip through Scotland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Edinburgh, Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Motherwell, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, Fortrose, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Cawdor, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Falkland, and Larbert. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Scotland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in Oban, 3 nights in Glasgow, 3 nights in Inverness, and 1 night in Aberdeen. 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 Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh, Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Motherwell, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, Fortrose, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Cawdor, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Falkland, and Larbert, 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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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of 13th Century Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland.Dunfermline
Photo of aerial view of Aberdeen as River Dee flows in a curve to the North Sea showing Duthie Park with bridge and traffic from south.Aberdeen / 1 night
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 1 night
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 3 nights
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 4 nights

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Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Urquhart Castle with Dark Cloud SkyUrquhart Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
Riverside Museum
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
Photo of Red Panda at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, a Rare and Endangered Species .Edinburgh Zoo
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Medieval fortress Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven on the Northeast of Scotland, UKDunnottar Castle
Path leading to Nelson's Monument in Glasgow Green, Scotland.Glasgow Green
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
Loch Lomond Shores
Photo of Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Pollok Country Park
Photo of Detail of steam train on famous Glenfinnan viaduct, Scotland, United Kingdom .Glenfinnan Viaduct
Photo of Glasgow cathedral aka High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern or St Mungo.Glasgow Cathedral
Photo of Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Highlands, Scotland .Commando Memorial
Photo of The Science Centre, an educational exhibition centre, in Govan, Glasgow.Glasgow Science Centre
Photo of Historic 14th century medieval Doune Castle, with a dark, moody, dramatic sky in Perthshire, Scotland.Doune Castle
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
Chanonry Point
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of pittencrieff park scotland with dunfermline abbey in the background .Pittencrieff Park
Photo of High view of Neptune's Staircase ,Banavie ,Spain .Neptune's Staircase
Photo of Fort George Near Inverness in Scotland .Fort George
Photo of Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Photo of Cawdor Castle, Scotland .Cawdor Castle
Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United KingdomLoch Lomond
Falkland Palace & Garden
Eden Court Inverness, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomEden Court Inverness
Photo of Aerial view of harbour at Stonehaven bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK .Stonehaven Harbour
Dumbarton Castle

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Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

  • Edinburgh - Arrival day
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  • Dean Village
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Welcome to Edinburgh, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Scotland! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 3 nights immersing yourself in Edinburgh's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Edinburgh is a beautiful region with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Edinburgh. 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 Edinburgh. 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.

Transform your dining experience at Heron, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Edinburgh, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on modern cuisine, Heron has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at Condita in Edinburgh, renowned as a Bib-Gourmand recipient. With its 1 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The delectable modern cuisine at Condita is acclaimed far and wide.

Experience a symphony of flavors at The Kitchin in Edinburgh. Its 1-Michelin star menu is crafted to delight your senses and transport you on a gastronomic journey. This distinguished restaurant, awarded with a Bib-Gourmand honor, offers modern dishes that have gained widespread acclaim from satisfied guests.

Panda & Sons is one of the best bars in Edinburgh and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

You may also want to check out The Dome. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. The Dome is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Whiski Bar & Restaurant. Whiski Bar & Restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 10 km, 58 min

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Dishoom Edinburgh, an iconic dining spot in Edinburgh. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 5,852 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre while in Edinburgh. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,950 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Cafe Andaluz, a favorite in Edinburgh. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,019 discerning guests.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Chaophraya Thai Restaurant is our number one recommendation. Around 2,238 customers have rated this bar 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,314 reviews.

Cafe Royal is another popular place to spend the evening in Edinburgh. This bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Scotland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
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Day 3 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Edinburgh. You have 1 night left in Edinburgh. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Scotland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Witchery by the Castle. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Edinburgh has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 2,766 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, The Kitchin should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,577 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Tigerlily. This highly regarded restaurant in Edinburgh has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 2,369 satisfied guests.

One of the best bars in Edinburgh you could visit tonight after your dinner is The Bow Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,813 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Albanach. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Ensign Ewart. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,604 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh and Oban

  • Edinburgh
  • Oban
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Drive 199 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • Edinburgh Zoo
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Edinburgh and Oban. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Oban. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Royal Mile. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,405 reviews.

The Real Mary King's Close is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,638 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,293 reviews.

Edinburgh Zoo is another outstanding experience in Edinburgh. Around 11,987 travelers have rated this zoo an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Edinburgh, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Oban may take around 2 hours 42 min. Upon your arrival in Oban, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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 region.

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Perle Oban Hotel & Spa. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Oban has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 462 happy diners.

Head back to your accommodation in Oban and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Scotland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, and West Dunbartonshire

  • Glasgow
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Drive 190 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Dumbarton Castle
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, and Glasgow, 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 Glasgow. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This sightseeing destination is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Oban, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,619 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, West Dunbartonshire. This car ride takes around 24 min.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of West Dunbartonshire, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Balloch may take around 13 min. Upon your arrival in Balloch, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Drop by the renowned Loch Lomond Shores. This popular shopping mall has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 8,718 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Glasgow. Glasgow 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 Glasgow.

Discover the essence of culinary excellence at Ox and Finch, a luxury local dining experience. Renowned for its prestigious rating and impressive menu, Ox and Finch consistently impresses both foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional mediterranean cuisine.

Also highly recommended is Cail Bruich, one of the best 1-star Michelin establishments in Glasgow. Take your pick from the modern menu, which has consistently earned Cail Bruich high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top-rated Bib Gourmand restaurant promises a culinary experience you will remember.

Experience the best local flavors while in Glasgow and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Unalome by Graeme Cheevers. Its delectable modern british offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals.

To get a drink at one of the best bars in the region, go to The Anchor Line. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

If you’d like to continue your evening somewhere else, we recommend heading to Mono. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,446 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is The Citizen Glasgow. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – 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 6 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Glasgow for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Glasgow on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones 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 region, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Piper Whisky Bar while you’re in Glasgow. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,323 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Glasgow is Elia Greek Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,187 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Glasgow, enjoy The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,179 satisfied guests.

Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

You can also enjoy having some snacks and drinks at Alston Bar & Beef. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 785 customers.

Max's Bar & Grill is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Glasgow. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

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 7

Day 7 – Glasgow and Motherwell

  • Glasgow
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Drive 64 km, 1 hour 54 min

  • Pollok Country Park
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Riverside Museum
  • Glasgow Green
  • Strathclyde Country Park
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Glasgow has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Glasgow by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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 Glasgow has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Scotland by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Glasgow.

Reserve a table at La Lanterna, a renowned restaurant in Glasgow. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,068 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Chaophraya while in Glasgow. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,386 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Glasgow at Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 868 customers.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Glasgow. Bar 91 offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 611 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Òran Mór. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,385 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out The Social. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,394 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Inverness

  • Stirling
  • Highland
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Drive 294 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your road trip in Scotland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Inverness. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Inverness. Inverness will be your home away from home for 3 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.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Wallace Monument. This much-appreciated monument is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,772 reviews.

Set your GPS to Stirling and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 11 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Stirling beckons with new experiences!

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

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 region, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Rocpool, an iconic dining spot in Inverness. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 934 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at River House while in Inverness. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, treasured by 691 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of The Mustard Seed Restaurant, a favorite in Inverness. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,671 discerning guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Inverness. Johnny Foxes is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,918 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out 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 has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,802 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Scotland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Inverness and Fortrose

  • Highland
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Drive 180 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Chanonry Point
  • Fort George
  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
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On day 9 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Inverness. You’ll stay in Inverness for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Inverness has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Inverness offers and add your favorites to your Scotland travel package below.

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at The Kitchen Brasserie. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Inverness boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 1,289 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Inverness is Scotch & Rye. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,381 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at MacGregor's, in Inverness. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 satisfied customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Inverness, Gellions Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,317 customers.

Travelers and locals alike also recommend The White House. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 642 customers.

The Malt Room is another popular place for a drink, considered one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 479 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Scotland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, and Inverness

  • Highland
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 16 min

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Commando Memorial
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Day 10 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Glenfinnan. You have 1 night left in Glenfinnan. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the village.

Your discoveries in Glenfinnan do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Glenfinnan on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

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

Make a reservation at Kingsmills Hotel, a popular dining spot in Inverness. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,056 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Cafe V8 while indulging in the charm of Inverness. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,055 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, a treasured establishment in Inverness. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,262 satisfied guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Bar One Inverness. This place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 446 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at MacCallums Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 405 customers.

Innes Bar is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the region. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 282 customers.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Cawdor, Stonehaven, and Aberdeen

  • Highland
  • Aberdeen
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Drive 219 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Cawdor Castle
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Stonehaven Harbour
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On day 11 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 Cawdor, Stonehaven, and Aberdeen. In the evening, you’ll end up in Aberdeen, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Inverness, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Inverness. This drive usually takes around 23 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After soaking in Inverness’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Stonehaven. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 18 min. When you arrive in Stonehaven, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, Dunnottar Castle is a great place to start with. 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 Harbour. This harbor has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,510 travelers.

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 region.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Maggie's Grill while you’re in Aberdeen. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 587 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Aberdeen is Miller & Carter Aberdeen. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 2,026 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

While in Aberdeen, enjoy COSMO All You Can Eat World Buffet Restaurant | Aberdeen’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,555 satisfied guests.

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

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

Alternatively, locals recommend BrewDog Aberdeen. This bar, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers, is one of the best bars in the region of Aberdeen.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Scotland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dunfermline, Falkland, Larbert, and Edinburgh

  • Dunfermline
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 268 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Falkland Palace & Garden
  • Pittencrieff Park
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
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On day 12 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Dunfermline, Falkland, Larbert, and Edinburgh. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Edinburgh, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

After soaking in Aberdeen’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Falkland. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 48 min. When you arrive in Falkland, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Falkland Palace & Garden. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,711 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Dunfermline, 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 Falkland to Dunfermline may take around 35 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Pittencrieff Park. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,956 reviews.

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.

Reserve a table at Howies Restaurant, a renowned restaurant in Edinburgh. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,817 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Howies Restaurant while in Edinburgh. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,828 discerning diners.

Locals recommend going for a drink at Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,474 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is Cold Town House. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,486 customers.

The Newsroom Bar & Eatery also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,619 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Scotland.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Calton Hill
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Day 13 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Edinburgh before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Optimize your last day in Scotland and go on a shopping spree in Edinburgh’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Scotland, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Edinburgh. 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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