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

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13 days & 12 nights
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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 Glasgow, Motherwell, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Stonehaven, St Cyrus, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Falkland, Larbert, Edinburgh, Inveraray, Oban, Luss, and Balloch. 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 Glasgow, 3 nights in Inverness, 1 night in Aberdeen, 3 nights in Edinburgh, and 1 night in Oban. 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 Glasgow, 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 Glasgow, Motherwell, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Stonehaven, St Cyrus, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Falkland, Larbert, Edinburgh, Inveraray, Oban, Luss, and Balloch, 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 / 4 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
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
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, NC500, Scotland, UK.Dunrobin Castle
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
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 Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Seven Lochs Wetland Park
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
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve - viewpoint

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Day 1

Day 1 – Glasgow - arrival day

  • Glasgow - Arrival day
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  • George Square
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Welcome to Glasgow, 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 Glasgow's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

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

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Glasgow. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Scotland. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the region.

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

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.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Glasgow. The Anchor Line often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Mono. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,446 customers.

The Citizen Glasgow is another top-rated bar in the region. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,260 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Glasgow

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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Riverside Museum
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Pollok Country Park
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Day 2 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.

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

Make sure to book a table at The Piper Whisky Bar, a popular restaurant in Glasgow. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,323 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Elia Greek Restaurant during your stay in Glasgow. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,187 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow, a renowned dining destination in Glasgow. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,179 satisfied guests.

Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Alston Bar & Beef. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 785 customers.

Max's Bar & Grill is another top-rated bar in the region of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 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 – Motherwell and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 53 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Seven Lochs Wetland Park
  • Strathclyde Country Park
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Day 3 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.

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

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

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.

After dinner, visit Bar 91 and experience the nightlife in the region of Glasgow. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 611 customers.

You can also hang out at Òran Mór. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,385 customers.

Locals recommend The Social, so definitely check it out too. The Social is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,394 bar-goers.

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 4

Day 4 – 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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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Inverness, 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 Inverness. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Glasgow and set your GPS to Cambuskenneth. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 39 min. Upon reaching Cambuskenneth, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Take the opportunity to see Wallace Monument. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,772 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cambuskenneth, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Stirling may take around 11 min. Upon your arrival in Stirling, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

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

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.

One of the best bars in Inverness you could visit tonight after your dinner is Johnny Foxes. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,918 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Black Isle Bar & Rooms. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,982 customers.

Locals also enjoy Hootananny. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Inverness

  • Highland
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Dunrobin Castle
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On day 5 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.

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 Inverness 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.

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.

Book a table at The Kitchen Brasserie, a famous dining establishment in Inverness. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,289 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Inverness is Scotch & Rye, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,381 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Inverness’s MacGregor's for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 satisfied diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Gellions Bar, one of the best bars in the region. Gellions Bar is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Inverness. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,317 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The White House. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 642 customers.

The Malt Room also belongs to the list of the best bars in Inverness, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 479 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – 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 6 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.

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.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Kingsmills Hotel, a well-known eatery in Inverness. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,056 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Cafe V8 while exploring Inverness. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,055 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, a popular restaurant in Inverness. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,262 discerning diners.

Bar One Inverness is a fantastic bar many locals in Inverness recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 446 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at MacCallums Bar, another popular bar in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 405 customers.

Innes Bar is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Inverness. Customers have rated the exciting Innes Bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 282 reviews.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Inverness, Stonehaven, St Cyrus, and Aberdeen

  • Highland
  • Aberdeen
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Drive 274 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Clava cairns
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • St Cyrus National Nature Reserve - viewpoint
  • Stonehaven Harbour
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On day 7 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Inverness, Stonehaven, St Cyrus, and Aberdeen. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Aberdeen, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Clava cairns. This group is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,316 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Inverness, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Inverness. Your travel time is around 16 min.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Stonehaven. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 31 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Drop by the renowned Dunnottar Castle. This popular rock castle has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,220 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Stonehaven Harbour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,510 visitors, this harbor deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Maggie's Grill, a popular restaurant in Aberdeen. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 587 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Miller & Carter Aberdeen during your stay in Aberdeen. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,026 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of COSMO All You Can Eat World Buffet Restaurant | Aberdeen, a renowned dining destination in Aberdeen. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,555 satisfied guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Prince Of Wales. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,166 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at The Grill. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 881 customers.

BrewDog Aberdeen is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the region. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – 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 8 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 Dunfermline, Falkland, Larbert, and Edinburgh. In the evening, you’ll end up in Edinburgh, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Falkland. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 48 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Falkland Palace & Garden. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,711 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Falkland and set your GPS to Dunfermline. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 35 min. Upon reaching Dunfermline, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you're ready to see some sights, Pittencrieff Park is a great place to start with. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,956 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary 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.

A local favorite is Condita. This exceptional dining experience in Edinburgh has been awarded 1 Michelin stars. Featuring modern cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by The Kitchin in Edinburgh. Its 1-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 1 Michelin-star reputation.

Panda & Sons is one of the best bars you can visit in Edinburgh tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like The Dome. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,433 customers.

Alternatively, try Whiski Bar & Restaurant. Whiski Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the region. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Dean Village
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

Make a reservation at Dishoom Edinburgh, a popular dining spot in Edinburgh. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 5,852 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre while indulging in the charm of Edinburgh. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, cherished by 2,950 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Cafe Andaluz, a treasured establishment in Edinburgh. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,019 satisfied guests.

Make your way to Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh? This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars among 2,314 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is Cafe Royal. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 10 km, 52 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
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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.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in The Witchery by the Castle, a distinguished dining establishment in Edinburgh. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,766 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Edinburgh is The Kitchin. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,577 happy diners.

Tigerlily stands out as a local favorite in Edinburgh. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,369 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit The Bow Bar, one of the best bars in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,813 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Scotland.

If you would like to try another place, Albanach is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Edinburgh, this bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

The Ensign Ewart is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. The Ensign Ewart has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,604 customers.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Edinburgh and Oban

  • Edinburgh
  • Oban
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Drive 203 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Calton Hill
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 11 of your road trip in Scotland, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Edinburgh and Oban. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Oban. Oban will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Calton Hill, a remarkable mountain where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,517 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Holyrood Palace. This official residence has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,746 travelers.

Holyrood Park is another must-visit attraction. This renowned archaeological site offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Arthur's Seat. This well-loved mountain boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 3,238 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing a botanical garden, this is a top pick rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,765 previous visitors.

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 53 min. Upon your arrival in Oban, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Oban. 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 Perle Oban Hotel & Spa while you’re in Oban. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 462 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 172 km, 2 hours 58 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Inveraray, Oban, Luss, Balloch, and Glasgow. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Glasgow. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Start your day with a visit to McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This extraordinary point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,619 visitors.

Set your GPS to Balloch and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 16 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Balloch beckons with new experiences!

When you're ready to see some sights, Loch Lomond Shores is a great place to start with. This shopping mall is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 8,718 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Balloch, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Glasgow. This drive usually takes around 38 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at The Italian Kitchen, an acclaimed dining establishment in Glasgow. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 860 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Alea Glasgow Casino, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 882 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the region is Glaschu Restaurant & Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 330 customers.

The Gallery Bar is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 189 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Glasgow - departure day

  • Glasgow - Departure day
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  • Glasgow Green
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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 Glasgow before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Scotland unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Glasgow’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the region’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Scotland.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Glasgow. 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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