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

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14 days & 13 nights
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Explore the best of Scotland on a 14-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Edinburgh, Oban, Luss, Balloch, Inveraray, Glasgow, Motherwell, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Foyers, Fortrose, Cawdor, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Perth, Little Dunkeld, Dundee, Falkland, Skinflats, Dunfermline, Blackness, and Larbert. 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 Edinburgh, 1 night in Oban, 3 nights in Glasgow, 3 nights in Inverness, 1 night in Aberdeen, and 1 night in Dundee. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Scotland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Edinburgh, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Scotland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Edinburgh, Oban, Luss, Balloch, Inveraray, Glasgow, Motherwell, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Foyers, Fortrose, Cawdor, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Perth, Little Dunkeld, Dundee, Falkland, Skinflats, Dunfermline, Blackness, and Larbert, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

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

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

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

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
Photo of 13th Century Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland.Dunfermline
Little Dunkeld
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
Blackness
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 3 nights
Stonehaven
Perth and Kinross - region in United KingdomPerth and Kinross
Glenfinnan
Banavie
Doune
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Motherwell
Larbert
Dundee - region in United KingdomDundee / 1 night
Foyers
Cawdor
Balloch
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 4 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
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
Chanonry Point
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of Scott Monument that commemorate to Walter Scott.Scott Monument
Photo of pittencrieff park scotland with dunfermline abbey in the background .Pittencrieff Park
Photo of High view of Neptune's Staircase ,Banavie ,Spain .Neptune's Staircase
Photo of Fort George Near Inverness in Scotland .Fort George
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Photo of Blackness Castle on the shores of the River Forth Scotland .Blackness Castle
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Photo of Cawdor Castle, Scotland .Cawdor Castle
Photo of Falls of Foyers , Scotland .Falls of Foyers
Photo of part of Hermitage Castle in the south of Scotland .The Hermitage
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
Inveraray JailInveraray Jail
Photo of Snow covered city park and St Leonards in Perth ,Scotland .South Inch
Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United KingdomKinnoull Hill Woodland Park
Photo of Stirling, Old Bridge Stirling Bridge, Scotland, scene of the historic Battle of Stirling Bridge where Scots led by William Wallace defeated the English in 1297.Stirling, Old Bridge

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Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

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

Edinburgh is a beautiful 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 Dean Village 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 Edinburgh. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Scotland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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

Make sure to book a table at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh, a popular restaurant in Edinburgh. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Edinburgh at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is The Newsroom Bar & Eatery. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Edinburgh tonight.

Keep the evening going at Panda & Sons, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Cafe Royal, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is The Ensign Ewart, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 3 km, 46 min

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 90,949 reviews.

Next up, make your way to St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,293 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to The Real Mary King's Close. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,638 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Royal Mile. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,405 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to National Museum of Scotland. This national museum is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 45,476 visitors.

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.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. 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.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Hoot The Redeemer after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Albanach, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, The Bow Bar also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 33 min

  • Holyrood Park
  • Holyrood Palace
  • HMY Britannia
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Zoo
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Day 3 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Edinburgh. You have 1 night left in Edinburgh. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Kick off the day at Holyrood Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This archaeological site is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,119 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Holyrood Palace. Holyrood Palace is an official residence with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,746 reviews.

HMY Britannia is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,023 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,765 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Edinburgh Zoo, a famous zoo in Edinburgh. This attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,987 travelers.

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.

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at The Kitchin, an iconic dining spot in Edinburgh. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of The Witchery by the Castle, a popular restaurant in Edinburgh. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Whiski Bar & Restaurant, a hidden gem nestled in Edinburgh. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh and Oban

  • Oban
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 5 min

  • Scott Monument
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
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On day 4 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’ve had your share of Edinburgh, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Oban. Your travel time is around 2 hours 52 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Scott Monument. This monument is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,370 visitors.

Scottish National Gallery is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,079 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction. It’s estimated that around 660,741 people visit this art museum every year.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Camera Obscura. Visitors have rated this visitor centre an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,536 reviews.

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 238,542 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a museum rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,926 reviews.

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

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

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, an excellent option for tonight's dining. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Oban.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Oban, Luss, Balloch, Inveraray, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Luss
  • Oban
  • Balloch
  • Inveraray
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Drive 172 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Inveraray Jail
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Luss, Oban, Balloch, and Inveraray. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Glasgow. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Loch Lomond. Previous visitors have rated this natural feature an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 2,731 reviews.

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!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,619 visitors.

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

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at The Piper Whisky Bar, an iconic dining spot in Glasgow. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow, a popular restaurant in Glasgow. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Glaschu Restaurant & Bar, a hidden gem nestled in Glasgow. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at The Gallery Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Bar 91 offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Glasgow

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Drive 11 km, 51 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • George Square
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Glasgow has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Glasgow by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This much-appreciated botanical garden is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,594 reviews.

Next up is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This art museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,580 visitors. As one of the top places to visit in the city, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum welcomes 1,037,594 visitors annually.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Kelvingrove Park. This park has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,336 reviews.

Glasgow Cathedral is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,737 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to George Square. This square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 20,066 reviews.

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

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

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Alston Bar & Beef, a top-rated dining spot in Glasgow. If you're in the mood for something new, try Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Elia Greek Restaurant. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Glasgow.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Glasgow and Motherwell

  • Glasgow
  • Motherwell
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Drive 64 km, 1 hour 54 min

  • Pollok Country Park
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Riverside Museum
  • Glasgow Green
  • Strathclyde Country Park
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On day 7 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Drop by the renowned Pollok Country Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,112 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Glasgow Science Centre. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,454 visitors, this skyscraper deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Riverside Museum. This museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,799 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Glasgow Green. This stadium and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,762 local and international travelers.

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.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at The Willow Tea Rooms, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Òran Mór offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Stereo. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Glasgow.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, and Inverness

  • Highland
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Stirling
  • Doune
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Drive 296 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Stirling, Old Bridge
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Inverness, which will be your home away from home 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 Cambuskenneth. This drive usually takes around 39 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Stirling, Old Bridge. This road bridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,270 visitors.

When you’re finished at Stirling, Old Bridge, head to Wallace Monument. This one-of-a-kind monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,772 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Cambuskenneth, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Stirling. Your travel time is around 11 min.

Drop by the renowned Stirling Castle. This popular castle has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,632 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,922 visitors, this zoo deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

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

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Kingsmills Hotel, a top-rated dining destination in Inverness. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider MacGregor's, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at The White House. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Inverness this evening.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like The Gunsmiths Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. The Malt Room is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, MacCallums Bar offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Scotland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Inverness, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, and Banavie

  • Highland
  • Glenfinnan
  • Spean Bridge
  • Banavie
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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 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Glenfinnan for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Cafe V8, a top-rated dining destination in Inverness. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Scotch & Rye, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Johnny Foxes. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Inverness this evening.

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

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Inverness, Foyers, and Fortrose

  • Highland
  • Foyers
  • Fortrose
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Drive 258 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • Falls of Foyers
  • Loch Ness
  • Chanonry Point
  • Dunrobin Castle
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On day 10 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Inverness, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate region. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Inverness, Foyers, and Fortrose. You still have 1 night left in Inverness.

Upon reaching Foyers, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Drop by the renowned Falls of Foyers. This popular waterfall has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,989 visitors.

When you arrive in Fortrose, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Chanonry Point. 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 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.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Bar One Inverness, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Black Isle Bar & Rooms offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss The Mustard Seed Restaurant. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Inverness.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Market Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Inverness, Cawdor, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Highland
  • Cawdor
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Drive 242 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Clava cairns
  • Fort George
  • Cawdor Castle
  • More

On day 11 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Inverness and Cawdor. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Aberdeen, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Aberdeen and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 12 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Aberdeen beckons with new experiences!

Drop by the renowned Eden Court Inverness. This popular movie theater has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,725 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Clava cairns. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,316 visitors, this group deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

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

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Fierce Bar Aberdeen, a highly-rated dining destination in Aberdeen. If you're eager to try something different, consider Mi Amore, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Foodstory. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Aberdeen this evening.

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

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Perth, Little Dunkeld, and Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Stonehaven
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Little Dunkeld
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Drive 203 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • The Hermitage
  • South Inch
  • Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park
  • More

Dive into day 12 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will explore Stonehaven, Perth, and Little Dunkeld, 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 Dundee. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Aberdeen’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Stonehaven. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 24 min. When you arrive in Stonehaven, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Stonehaven Harbour. This much-appreciated harbor is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,510 reviews.

Next up is Dunnottar Castle. This rock castle has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,220 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Perth. This car ride takes around 28 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is South Inch. This urban park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,523 reviews.

Continue your journey at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park. This park is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,222 travelers from near and far.

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

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at The Fort, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Empire State Coffee Artisan Roasters offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Porters Bar & Restaurant is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Dundee.

Keep the evening going at The King of Islington, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to The Bank Bar Dundee, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is The Salty Dog, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Dundee, Falkland, Skinflats, Dunfermline, Blackness, and Larbert

  • Edinburgh
  • Falkland
  • Skinflats
  • Dunfermline
  • Blackness
  • Larbert
  • More

Drive 179 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Falkland Palace & Garden
  • Pittencrieff Park
  • Blackness Castle
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • More

On day 13 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 Falkland, Skinflats, Dunfermline, Blackness, and Larbert. In the evening, you’ll end up in Edinburgh, where you will stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dundee and set your GPS to Falkland. 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 36 min. Upon reaching Falkland, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Take the opportunity to see Falkland Palace & Garden. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,711 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Skinflats, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Larbert to Skinflats may take around 15 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Skinflats, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at The Kelpies, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sculpture is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,904 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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Cold Town House, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, The Dome boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out The Edinburgh Larder. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Edinburgh.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Calton Hill
  • More

Day 14 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Edinburgh before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Scotland, take a moment for some retail therapy in Edinburgh’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Scotland, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Scotland with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Edinburgh. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Scotland!

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