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

Photo of Dunnottar Castle. An amazing scottish landscape. Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
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Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
13 nights included
Car rental
14 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 14-day road trip through Scotland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Scotland. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 2 nights in Aberdeen, 4 nights in Edinburgh, 4 nights in Glasgow, and 3 nights in Inverness, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Scotland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness.

We'll help you experience the best 14 days in Scotland you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Aberdeen, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, including the stunning Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Premier Inn Aberdeen North (Bridge of Don), you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star MOXY Aberdeen Airport. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Premier Inn Aberdeen North (Bridge of Don). No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Scotland. From the magnificent Edinburgh Castle to the breathtaking Urquhart Castle and The Kelpies, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. As you hit the open road and drive through Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Scotland. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Scotland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Scotland.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Scotland has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Scotland. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 13 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 13 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Scotland extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

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

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Included

Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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 / 2 nights
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 / 4 nights
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 3 nights
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of 13th Century Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland.Dunfermline

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Attractions

Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Urquhart Castle with Dark Cloud SkyUrquhart Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
Street view of Royal Miles.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
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
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
Strathclyde Country Park
Pollok Country ParkPollok Country Park
Glenfinnan ViaductGlenfinnan Viaduct
Photo of Glasgow cathedral aka High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern or St Mungo.Glasgow Cathedral
Commando MemorialCommando Memorial
Photo of The Science Centre, an educational exhibition centre, in Govan, Glasgow.Glasgow Science Centre
Doune CastleDoune Castle
The Edinburgh Dungeon, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Edinburgh Dungeon
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Pittencrieff Park, R-1905841, R-58446, R-62149Pittencrieff Park
Glenmore Forest Park
Neptune's Staircase, R-1433249, R-58446, R-62149Neptune's Staircase
Photo of The Duthie park, Aberdeen, Scotland, with reflections in the early morning light.Duthie Park
Photo of Cityscape of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat in a beautiful summer day, Scotland, United Kingdom.Arthur's Seat
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Blackness Castle, R-1920842, R-58446, R-62149Blackness Castle
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), West End, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomScottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Stonehaven Harbour, Scotland, United KingdomStonehaven Harbour
Eden Court Inverness, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomEden Court Inverness
Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomHazlehead Park
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Photo of Aberdeen Maritime Museum,Scotland.Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Seaton Park AberdeenSeaton Park
Stirling Old Bridge, R-1905258, R-58446, R-62149Stirling, Old Bridge
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
David Welch Winter Gardens, Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomDavid Welch Winter Gardens
Stonehaven War Memorial
The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomThe Gordon Highlanders Museum

Travel details

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Jan 1 - Jan 14

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Day 1 – Aberdeen - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Aberdeen - arrival day

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

Aberdeen has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Seaton Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,933 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city.

One of the best luxury places you could choose in Aberdeen is Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 658 guests.

We also recommend the best 3-star accommodations, like MOXY Aberdeen Airport. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,030 guests.

Alternatively, one of the best cheap hotel options in Aberdeen is Premier Inn Aberdeen North (Bridge of Don). This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 124 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable during your vacation in Aberdeen, our system will automatically help you find the best alternative for your stay.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen, Maggie's Grill. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 587 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen is Miller & Carter Aberdeen. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,026 customers.

Locals recommend COSMO All You Can Eat World Buffet Restaurant | Aberdeen as one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,555 customers.

Aberdeen also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen is Prince Of Wales. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,166 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen is The Grill. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 881 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 14-day vacation in Scotland!

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Day 2 – Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Day 2

Day 2 – Aberdeen and Edinburgh

  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 6 min

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  • Duthie Park
  • David Welch Winter Gardens
  • Hazlehead Park
  • The Gordon Highlanders Museum
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 2 of your epic road trip in Scotland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Aberdeen. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 4 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Aberdeen’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Aberdeen, start your day with a visit to the amazing Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This much-appreciated maritime museum and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,244 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Duthie Park. This park and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,880 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular David Welch Winter Gardens to make the most of your road trip across Scotland. The spectacular David Welch Winter Gardens is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 557 visitors.

The lovely Hazlehead Park is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 2,429 visitors have left this park average ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Aberdeen has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

We recommend you stay at the exclusive 21212, one of the best 5-star hotel options in Aberdeen. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 199 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 4-star hotel options in Edinburgh, like Dakota Hotel. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,967 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at Airdenair Guest House. This 3-star hotel offers value-for-money accommodation and is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 941 guest reviews.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,814 reviews.

The remarkable The Edinburgh Larder is another top restaurant in Edinburgh we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous The Kitchin is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,577 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Edinburgh, the fantastic Panda & Sons. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Bramble Bar & Lounge. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 3 – Edinburgh

Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Dunfermline
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Drive 68 km, 1 hour 42 min

  • Pittencrieff Park
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Dean Village
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill
  • More

At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Edinburgh, where you'll stay for 3 nights more.

One of the best travel destinations is Dean Village. This amazing attraction is a village and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,065 visitors.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is another popular attraction you could visit. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,341 visitors.

To make your time more memorable, we recommend you visit Calton Hill. This outstanding attraction is a mountain and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,302 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Scotland more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Scotland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Edinburgh.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Bramble Bar & Lounge. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

The Dome is one of the top restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is Dishoom Edinburgh. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh, Whiski Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Edinburgh, we recommend the cocktails at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Edinburgh!

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Day 4 – Edinburgh

Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • Holyrood Palace
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
  • More

Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Aberdeen has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Aberdeen by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Aberdeen. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary HMY Britannia. This attraction is a royal yacht and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,564 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Aberdeen is the spectacular Holyrood Palace. This attraction is an official residence and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,156 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing National Museum of Scotland. This national museum has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 43,662 visitors.

Edinburgh Castle is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This castle is a popular destination among visitors in Aberdeen. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 88,569 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

Your discovery of Aberdeen does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Aberdeen on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, be sure to eat at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is the popular Cafe Andaluz. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is Whiski Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh is one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

Cafe Royal is another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Edinburgh is The Bow Bar. The Bow Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,813 customers.

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

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Day 5 – Edinburgh

Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 4 km, 24 min

  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Royal Mile
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Day 5 of your road trip across Scotland is another day in the magnificent Aberdeen. You now have 1 night left in Aberdeen. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Aberdeen offers plenty for you to see and do, and your hotel will be conveniently located near several of the area's best attractions.

One of the best travel destinations you can travel to is the stunning The Real Mary King's Close. This has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,827 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular St Giles' Cathedral. This attraction is a cathedral and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,936 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit is the incredible Royal Mile. This attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,359 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic The Edinburgh Dungeon. This best-rated sightseeing destination and travel destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,521 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding Royal Mile. This street is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,359 visitors.

Today you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a popular tour. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of options for top-rated tours and activities in Aberdeen you could sign up for on this day of your vacation. Choose among the best tours before or after booking.

When it’s time to eat, the city of Aberdeen has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

We recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen, Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Aberdeen that locals enjoy, eat at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

Another of the best restaurant options in the city of Aberdeen is Howies Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,817 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen, Albanach. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,018 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Aberdeen, we recommend the cocktails at The Ensign Ewart. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,604 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen is Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,474 customers.

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Aberdeen!

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Day 6 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

Day 6

Day 6 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
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Drive 83 km, 1 hour 43 min

  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthur's Seat
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
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Day 6 of your road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Aberdeen and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Glasgow. You will stay in Glasgow for 4 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Aberdeen is the amazing Holyrood Park. This attraction is an archaeological site that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,034 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible mountain, Arthur's Seat. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,117 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Aberdeen is the outstanding Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This popular museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,597 visitors.

The spectacular Camera Obscura is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating visitor centre and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,133 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Aberdeen by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Glasgow, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Glasgow is the 3-star Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre George Square.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Glasgow City Centre South Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 186 guests.

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

Locals also recommend The Anchor Line as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. The Anchor Line is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is The Citizen Glasgow. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

After dinner, visit The Piper Whisky Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

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

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Day 7 – Falkirk and Glasgow

Day 7

Day 7 – Falkirk and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 160 km, 2 hours 43 min

  • Blackness Castle
  • The Kelpies
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • More

At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Glasgow, where you'll stay for 3 nights more.

One of the best travel destinations is Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. This amazing attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,262 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Scotland more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Scotland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Glasgow.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like The Piper Whisky Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

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

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

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow, Chaophraya. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,386 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Glasgow, we recommend the cocktails at Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow. This bar has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Glasgow!

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Day 8 – West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow

Day 8

Day 8 – West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 80 km, 1 hour 43 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • More

At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Glasgow, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

One of the best travel destinations is Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This amazing attraction is a botanical garden and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,344 visitors.

Kelvingrove Park is another popular attraction you could visit. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Kelvingrove Park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,177 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Scotland more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Scotland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Glasgow.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like La Lanterna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,068 customers.

Chaophraya is one of the top restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,386 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow, Alston Bar & Beef. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 785 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Glasgow, we recommend the cocktails at The Spiritualist Glasgow. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Glasgow is Max's Bar & Grill. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Glasgow!

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Day 9 – Glasgow

Day 9

Day 9 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Green
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Pollok Country Park
  • More

Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Aberdeen has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Aberdeen by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Aberdeen. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary George Square. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,433 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Aberdeen is the spectacular Glasgow Cathedral. This attraction is a cathedral and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,572 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Glasgow Green. This stadium has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,666 visitors.

Glasgow Science Centre is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This skyscraper is a popular destination among visitors in Aberdeen. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,282 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Pollok Country Park. Pollok Country Park is a park and popular attraction in Aberdeen. More than 6,957 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Aberdeen does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Aberdeen on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, be sure to eat at Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 868 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Glasgow is the popular The Italian Kitchen. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 860 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Blue Dog is one of the best bars in the city of Glasgow for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 764 customers.

Gin71 is another of the most popular bars in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 622 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Glasgow is Bar 91. Bar 91 has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 611 customers.

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

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Day 10 – Stirling and Inverness

Day 10

Day 10 – Stirling and Inverness

  • Stirling
  • Highland
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Drive 295 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling, Old Bridge
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
  • More

Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Inverness. You’ll stay in Inverness for 3 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Aberdeen’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Aberdeen, start your day with a visit to the amazing Wallace Monument. This much-appreciated monument and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,541 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Stirling, Old Bridge. This road bridge and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,244 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Stirling Castle to make the most of your road trip across Scotland. The spectacular Stirling Castle is a castle that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,015 visitors.

The lovely Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 7,872 visitors have left this zoo average ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you feel like visiting another type of sight or don’t want to jump into the car quite yet, spend some time at the spectacular Doune Castle. This attraction is a castle rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,411 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Aberdeen has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Inverness. Inverness offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Dunnet Bay Escapes, one of the best 3-star bed and breakfast options in Aberdeen. At this bed and breakfast, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This bed and breakfast is rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars by 618 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at Park Guest House. This 3-star hotel offers value-for-money accommodation and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 686 guest reviews.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Black Isle Bar & Rooms. This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,982 reviews.

The remarkable Scotch & Rye is another top restaurant in Inverness we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Inverness, the fantastic Hootananny. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 11 – Inverness

Day 11

Day 11 – Inverness

  • Highland
  • More

Drive 266 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Glenmore Forest Park
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Aberdeen. You’ll stay in Aberdeen for 2 nights, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

The best luxury bed and breakfast option in the city of Aberdeen is the 3-star Dunnet Bay Escapes. The bed and breakfast is rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars by 618 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Aberdeen is the 3-star Park Guest House. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 686 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations like the outstanding Urquhart Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,604 visitors.

Loch Ness is another popular attraction you could visit. This incredible attraction is a natural feature and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,280 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit is the extraordinary Eden Court Inverness. This movie theater is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,629 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Glenmore Forest Park. Around 4,310 visitors have given this best-rated sightseeing destination an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Come to Aberdeen prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Aberdeen.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like MacGregor's, after your day of exploring the city of Aberdeen. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

The White House is another of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 642 customers.

Locals recommend Gellions Bar, one of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,317 customers.

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

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Day 12 – Inverness

Day 12

Day 12 – Inverness

  • Highland
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Commando Memorial
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Aberdeen has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Aberdeen by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Aberdeen. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary Commando Memorial. This attraction is a monument and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Aberdeen is the spectacular Neptune's Staircase. This attraction is a staircase locks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,854 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,137 visitors.

Glenfinnan Viewpoint is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This must-see tourist destination is a popular destination among visitors in Aberdeen. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,204 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Glenfinnan Viaduct. Glenfinnan Viaduct is a stone bridge and popular attraction in Aberdeen. More than 6,009 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Aberdeen does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Aberdeen on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, be sure to eat at Bar One Inverness, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Inverness. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 446 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The Malt Room is one of the best bars in the city of Inverness for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 479 customers.

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

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Day 13 – Inverness and Aberdeen

Day 13

Day 13 – Inverness and Aberdeen

  • Highland
  • Aberdeen
  • More

Drive 223 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Clava cairns
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Stonehaven War Memorial
  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • More

Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Clava cairns. This attraction is a group and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,249 visitors.

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

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

You could then travel to the amazing Dunnottar Castle for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a rock castle and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,019 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Stonehaven War Memorial. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 583 visitors, this landmark deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Stonehaven Harbour. This attraction, a stunning harbor, has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,452 travelers.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Aberdeen is the 3-star hotel MOXY Aberdeen Airport. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,030 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Aberdeen. This hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 658 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Premier Inn Aberdeen North (Bridge of Don). This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 124 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Foodstory, one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 958 customers.

Locals also recommend Rustico as one of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen. Rustico is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 931 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Aberdeen is BrewDog Aberdeen. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

After dinner, visit No.10 Bar and Restaurant, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Aberdeen. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 746 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fierce Bar Aberdeen. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 438 customers.

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

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Day 14 – Aberdeen - departure day

Day 14

Day 14 – Aberdeen - departure day

  • Aberdeen - Departure day
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Day 14 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Aberdeen before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Aberdeen at Mi Amore before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 670 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Bonobo Cafe for your last chance at a meal in the city of Aberdeen. The Bonobo Cafe restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 578 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try No.10 Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 746 customers.

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

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