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

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Scotland on a 13-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Inverness, Fortrose, Glenfinnan, Banavie, Spean Bridge, Stonehaven, Catterline, Aberdeen, Falkland, Dunfermline, Larbert, Skinflats, Edinburgh, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, Glasgow, Motherwell, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune. This road trip itinerary in Scotland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

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 Inverness, 1 night in Aberdeen, 3 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in Oban, and 3 nights in Glasgow. 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 Inverness, 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 Inverness, Fortrose, Glenfinnan, Banavie, Spean Bridge, Stonehaven, Catterline, Aberdeen, Falkland, Dunfermline, Larbert, Skinflats, Edinburgh, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, Glasgow, Motherwell, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

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

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

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

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
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
Fortrose
Inveraray
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 1 night
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 4 nights
Stonehaven
Catterline
Glenfinnan
Banavie
Doune
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Motherwell
Larbert
Balloch
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 nights
Luss
Falkland
Spean Bridge

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Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Urquhart Castle with Dark Cloud SkyUrquhart Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
Riverside Museum
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
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
Glenmore Forest Park
Chanonry Point
McCaig's Tower & Battery 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
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
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
Oban Distillery
Whin Park, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomWhin Park
Inverness Leisure, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomInverness Leisure
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling, Scotland, United KingdomStirling Old Town Jail
Stonehaven War Memorial
RSPB Scotland Fowlsheugh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United KingdomRSPB Scotland Fowlsheugh

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Day 1

Day 1 – Inverness - arrival day

  • Highland - Arrival day
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  • Eden Court Inverness
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Your road trip adventure in Scotland begins as soon as you reach Inverness and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Inverness for 3 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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

Find your way to your hotel in Inverness. 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 Inverness. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Kingsmills Hotel, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? MacGregor's offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Inverness.

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

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Inverness, Fortrose, and Glenmore

  • Highland
  • Fortrose
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Drive 266 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Inverness Leisure
  • Loch Ness
  • Chanonry Point
  • Glenmore Forest Park
  • More

On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Inverness, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

Journey into the unknown at Inverness Leisure, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable gym has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,182 reviews.

Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Fortrose.

Kick off the day at Chanonry Point, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,538 reviews.

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

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at The White House, a top-rated dining destination in Inverness. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Cafe V8, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Hootananny offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Gellions Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Innes Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Inverness, Glenfinnan, Banavie, and Spean Bridge

  • Highland
  • Glenfinnan
  • Banavie
  • Spean Bridge
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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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Wake up to day 3 of your extraordinary road trip in Scotland. With 1 night left in Inverness, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

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

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Glenfinnan Viaduct. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,217 reviews.

Continue your journey at Glenfinnan Viewpoint. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,393 travelers from near and far.

Glenfinnan is also the home of Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,167 visitors.

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

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Neptune's Staircase. This staircase locks is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Banavie, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,895 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Spean Bridge.

Make Commando Memorial one of your first sightseeing stops in Spean Bridge. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,656 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Scotch & Rye, a highly-rated dining destination in Inverness. If you're eager to try something different, consider Johnny Foxes, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Market Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Inverness, Stonehaven, Catterline, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Highland
  • Stonehaven
  • Catterline
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Drive 230 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Clava cairns
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • RSPB Scotland Fowlsheugh
  • Stonehaven War Memorial
  • Stonehaven Harbour
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Inverness, Stonehaven, and Catterline. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Aberdeen, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Clava cairns. This group is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Inverness, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,316 visitors.

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

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Dunnottar Castle. Previous visitors have rated this rock castle an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 10,220 reviews.

Stonehaven War Memorial is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This landmark is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 598 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Stonehaven Harbour. This harbor is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,510 reviews.

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

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

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

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Northern Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to The Grill. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Old Blackfriars, another top-rated place in the area.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Aberdeen, Falkland, Dunfermline, Larbert, Skinflats, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Falkland
  • Dunfermline
  • Larbert
  • Skinflats
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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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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you will make 4 stops and experience some of the highlights of Falkland, Dunfermline, Larbert, and Skinflats. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Edinburgh, which will be your home away from home for 3 nights.

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.

Kick off the day at Falkland Palace & Garden, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,711 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Falkland, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Dunfermline may take around 35 min. Upon your arrival in Dunfermline, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Journey into the unknown at Pittencrieff Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,956 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Heron in Edinburgh by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 1-star Michelin distinction, Heron delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at Condita, acclaimed for its delectable modern specialties. This local 1-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at The Kitchin, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated 1-star Michelin establishment, it's a top choice for modern cuisine in the city.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Panda & Sons stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Cafe Royal offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. The Ensign Ewart is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – 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 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Edinburgh by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Take the opportunity to see HMY Britannia. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,023 visitors.

Royal Mile is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,405 travelers.

Edinburgh is also the home of The Real Mary King's Close. Around 10,638 people have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is St Giles' Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 9,293 reviews, a visit to this cathedral is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Edinburgh is also your chance to admire National Museum of Scotland. This must-visit national museum enjoys an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 45,476 reviews.

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

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Cafe Andaluz is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Edinburgh tonight.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Hoot The Redeemer. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Albanach offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook The Bow Bar, another top-rated bar in the area.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 26 min

  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Dean Village
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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Day 7 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.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. This extraordinary zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,987 visitors.

Next, make your way to Dean Village. This top attraction is a village with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,727 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,765 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Holyrood Palace. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,746 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Holyrood Park. This archaeological site is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 travelers.

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 Edinburgh's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at The Kitchin, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try The Witchery by the Castle? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Whiski Bar & Restaurant as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Edinburgh.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Edinburgh, and Oban

  • Oban
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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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 Edinburgh. In the evening, you’ll end up in Oban, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Scottish National Gallery. This much-appreciated art museum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,079 reviews. Each year, 660,741 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Camera Obscura. This visitor centre has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,536 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This museum has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,926 reviews. Every year, 238,542 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

Edinburgh Castle is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 reviews.

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.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, a highly-rated dining destination in Oban.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Oban
  • Inveraray
  • Luss
  • Balloch
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Drive 172 km, 3 hours 3 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Oban Distillery
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will explore Oban, Inveraray, Luss, and Balloch, 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.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,619 reviews.

Oban distillery is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This whisky distillery is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,259 reviews.

Inveraray welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Inveraray Castle is a great place to start. This country house is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 visitors.

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

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

Experience a harmony of flavors at Ox and Finch in Glasgow by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its Bib Gourmand status, Ox and Finch offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious mediterranean menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Cail Bruich, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing modern cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern british menu.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at The Gallery Bar. Alternatively, go to Bar 91, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Green
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Pollok Country Park
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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Glasgow for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

When you're ready to see some sights, George Square is a great place to start. This square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Glasgow Cathedral. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,737 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Glasgow Green. The stadium has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Glasgow Science Centre. This skyscraper is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,454 reviews.

Pollok Country Park is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,112 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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

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

Don’t miss out on dining at Alston Bar & Beef, a top-rated dining destination in Glasgow. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Elia Greek Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Glasgow this evening.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Glasgow, and Motherwell

  • Glasgow
  • Motherwell
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Drive 56 km, 1 hour 38 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Riverside Museum
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Strathclyde Country Park
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Glasgow, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,594 reviews.

Continue your journey at Riverside Museum. This museum is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,799 travelers from near and far.

Glasgow is also the home of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This art museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,580 visitors. Each year, around 1,037,594 travelers visit this top sight, and today is your chance to do the same.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Kelvingrove Park. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,336 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Motherwell. This drive usually takes around 21 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Strathclyde Country Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 8,543 reviews.

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

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

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, and Inverness

  • Highland
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Stirling
  • Doune
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Stirling Old Town Jail
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
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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 3 vibrant destinations - Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Inverness. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Glasgow, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cambuskenneth may take around 39 min. Upon your arrival in Cambuskenneth, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Wallace Monument. Previous visitors have rated this monument an average of 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!

Make Stirling Castle your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 26,632 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Stirling Old Town Jail. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 913 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this sightseeing destination every year.

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This zoo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,922 visitors.

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

Dine in style at Bar One Inverness, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Black Isle Bar & Rooms boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Inverness - departure day

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

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Whin Park. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,183 visitors.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Inverness. 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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