Two-Week Scotland Road Trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Oban, and Stirling

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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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14 nights included
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15 days included
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 15-day road trip through Scotland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Glasgow, Alloway, Motherwell, Larbert, Falkirk, Skinflats, Blackness, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Crosshill, Falkland, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Inverness, Foyers, Cawdor, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge, Banavie, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, Stirling, Doune, Cambuskenneth, and Bannockburn. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Scotland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Glasgow, 4 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in Aberdeen, 3 nights in Inverness, 1 night in Oban, and 1 night in Stirling. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Bannockburn
Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
Photo of 13th Century Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland.Dunfermline
Photo of aerial view of Aberdeen as River Dee flows in a curve to the North Sea showing Duthie Park with bridge and traffic from south.Aberdeen / 1 night
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
Glenfinnan
Banavie
Doune
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 4 nights
Motherwell
Crosshill
Falkirk - region in United KingdomFalkirk
Larbert
Foyers
Cawdor
Balloch
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 4 nights
Luss
Falkland
Alloway
Spean Bridge

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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
Riverside Museum
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
Photo of Red Panda at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, a Rare and Endangered Species .Edinburgh Zoo
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Medieval fortress Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven on the Northeast of Scotland, UKDunnottar Castle
Path leading to Nelson's Monument in Glasgow Green, Scotland.Glasgow Green
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
St. Giles' Cathedral aka High Kirk Church and Walter Scott Statue on High Street on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.St Giles' Cathedral
Royal yacht Britannia, top tourist attraction in Edinburgh, port of Leith. Edinburgh Scotland, UK.HMY Britannia
Scotch Whisky Experience at 354 Castlehill on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Strathclyde Country Park
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Loch Lomond Shores
Photo of Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Pollok Country Park
Photo of Detail of steam train on famous Glenfinnan viaduct, Scotland, United Kingdom .Glenfinnan Viaduct
Photo of Glasgow cathedral aka High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern or St Mungo.Glasgow Cathedral
Photo of Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Highlands, Scotland .Commando Memorial
Photo of The Science Centre, an educational exhibition centre, in Govan, Glasgow.Glasgow Science Centre
Photo of Historic 14th century medieval Doune Castle, with a dark, moody, dramatic sky in Perthshire, Scotland.Doune Castle
Loch NessLoch Ness
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Glenfinnan Viewpoint
Photo of Culzean castle, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.Culzean Castle
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
Heads Of Ayr Farm Park, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United KingdomHeads Of Ayr Farm Park
Photo of The Duthie park, Aberdeen, Scotland, with reflections in the early morning light.Duthie Park
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
Lochore Meadows
Photo of Cawdor Castle, Scotland .Cawdor Castle
Photo of Falls of Foyers , Scotland .Falls of Foyers
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
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Photo of Ben Nevis mountains valley,Inverness, Scotland.Ben Nevis
Photo of Aberdeen Maritime Museum,Scotland.Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Callendar Park, R-1920842, R-58446, R-62149Callendar Park
Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland, United KingdomDunfermline Abbey
Lomond Hills Regional Park
Oban Distillery
Stonehaven War Memorial

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Day 1

Day 1 – Glasgow - arrival day

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

Glasgow is a beautiful 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 Glasgow Green or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

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

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

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 a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • Pollok Country Park
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Riverside Museum
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 2 nights 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 Botanic Gardens. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 visitors, this botanical garden deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Kelvingrove Park. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,336 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, drawing over 1,037,594 yearly visitors. This art museum and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,580 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Riverside Museum. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,799 travelers, this museum is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Glasgow.

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

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.

Savor the flavors at Alston Bar & Beef, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Elia Greek Restaurant. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Glasgow tonight.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Glasgow, South Ayrshire, and Alloway

  • Glasgow
  • Alloway
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Drive 172 km, 2 hours 52 min

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Culzean Castle
  • Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
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Greet day 3 of your road trip in Scotland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Glasgow for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Glasgow, South Ayrshire, and Alloway.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Glasgow Cathedral. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,737 visitors.

When you’re finished at Glasgow Cathedral, head to Glasgow Science Centre. This one-of-a-kind skyscraper is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,454 reviews.

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

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Culzean Castle, a remarkable castle where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,080 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Glasgow. This car ride takes around 57 min.

Kick off the day at Heads Of Ayr Farm Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,646 reviews.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at The Willow Tea Rooms, 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 Òran Mór, 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 Stereo, a hidden gem nestled in Glasgow. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Glasgow, Motherwell, Larbert, Falkirk, Skinflats, and Blackness

  • Edinburgh
  • Motherwell
  • Larbert
  • Falkirk
  • Skinflats
  • Blackness
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Drive 124 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Callendar Park
  • The Kelpies
  • Blackness Castle
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Motherwell, Larbert, Falkirk, Skinflats, and Blackness. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Edinburgh, where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Glasgow, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Motherwell. This drive usually takes around 20 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Strathclyde Country Park. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 8,543 reviews.

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

Kick off the day at Falkirk Wheel, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This boat lift is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 15,951 reviews.

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

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

Discover the culinary delights of Edinburgh by securing a reservation at Heron. Esteemed for its 1-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of modern cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Condita, renowned for its delicious modern dishes. This esteemed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to The Kitchin, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering modern menu. With its 1-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Panda & Sons. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Cafe Royal offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook The Ensign Ewart, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 2 km, 35 min

  • Scott Monument
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Edinburgh by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Scott Monument. This monument is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,370 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Scottish National Gallery. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,079 reviews. Usually, around 660,741 people visit Scottish National Gallery every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Camera Obscura. This visitor centre has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,536 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,926 visitors. Visiting Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre means you'll be one of 238,542 people who do so every year.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Edinburgh Castle. This castle is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Edinburgh on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As you explore more of Edinburgh, 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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, 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 Cafe Andaluz, 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 Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House, a hidden gem nestled in Edinburgh. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Edinburgh

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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Holyrood Park
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Dean Village
  • Edinburgh Zoo
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Day 6 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Edinburgh. You have 2 nights left in Edinburgh. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Holyrood Park. This much-appreciated archaeological site is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,119 reviews.

Next up is Holyrood Palace. This official residence has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,746 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,765 reviews.

Dean Village is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This village has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Edinburgh Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 11,987 reviews.

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

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Edinburgh. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Make sure to book a table at The Kitchin, a popular restaurant in Edinburgh. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Edinburgh at The Witchery by the Castle, 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 Whiski Bar & Restaurant. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Edinburgh tonight.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 10 km, 52 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Edinburgh for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is HMY Britannia. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,023 reviews.

Continue your journey at Royal Mile. This point of interest is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,405 travelers from near and far.

Edinburgh is also the home of The Real Mary King's Close. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,638 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at St Giles' Cathedral. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,293 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on National Museum of Scotland. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 45,476 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this national museum.

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

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at Cold Town House, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, The Dome offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, The Edinburgh Larder is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option 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 8

Day 8 – Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Crosshill, Glenrothes, Falkland, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Dunfermline
  • Crosshill
  • Falkland
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Drive 213 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • Pittencrieff Park
  • Lochore Meadows
  • Lomond Hills Regional Park
  • Falkland Palace & Garden
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Dunfermline, Crosshill, Glenrothes, and Falkland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Aberdeen. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Dunfermline Abbey, a remarkable abbey where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,297 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Pittencrieff Park. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,956 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Dunfermline, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Crosshill. This drive usually takes around 25 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, Lochore Meadows is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,003 visitors.

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

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

Don’t miss out on dining at Fierce Bar Aberdeen, a top-rated dining destination in Aberdeen. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Mi Amore, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Foodstory. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Aberdeen this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Northern Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, The Grill offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Old Blackfriars. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Aberdeen, Stonehaven, and Inverness

  • Highland
  • Aberdeen
  • Stonehaven
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  • Duthie Park
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Stonehaven War Memorial
  • Stonehaven Harbour
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Aberdeen, and Stonehaven. 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.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This maritime museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,270 reviews.

Continue your journey at Duthie Park. This park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,959 travelers from near and far.

Set your GPS to Stonehaven and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 21 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Stonehaven beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Dunnottar Castle. This rock castle is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,220 visitors.

Stonehaven War Memorial is another popular attraction you could visit today. This landmark has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 598 visitors.

Stonehaven Harbour is also highly recommended by travelers. This harbor has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,510 visitors.

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

As you explore more of Inverness, 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.

Dine in style at Kingsmills Hotel, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, MacGregor's boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out The White House. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Inverness.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at The Gunsmiths Bar, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, The Malt Room provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, MacCallums Bar offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Inverness, Foyers, and Cawdor

  • Highland
  • Foyers
  • Cawdor
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Drive 118 km, 2 hours 23 min

  • Falls of Foyers
  • Loch Ness
  • Clava cairns
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Fort George
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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 city. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Foyers, Inverness, and Cawdor. You still have 2 nights left in Inverness.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Clava cairns. This much-appreciated group is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,316 reviews.

Foyers welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Falls of Foyers. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,989 reviews.

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

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

Dine in style at Cafe V8, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Scotch & Rye boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Johnny Foxes. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Inverness.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Hootananny, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Gellions Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Inverness. Innes Bar is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Scotland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Inverness, and Glenfinnan

  • Highland
  • Glenfinnan
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Drive 254 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
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Wake up to day 11 of your extraordinary road trip in Scotland. With 1 night left in Inverness, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

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

Journey into the unknown at Glenfinnan Viaduct, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable stone bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,217 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Glenfinnan Viewpoint is a recommended place to visit. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,393 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Glenfinnan is Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,167 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Glenfinnan offers an experience you will remember.

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

As you explore more of Inverness, 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.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Bar One Inverness, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Black Isle Bar & Rooms offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, The Mustard Seed Restaurant is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Inverness.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Market Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Inverness, Spean Bridge, Banavie, and Oban

  • Oban
  • Highland
  • Spean Bridge
  • Banavie
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Eden Court Inverness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Commando Memorial
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Ben Nevis
  • More

Dive into day 12 of your remarkable road trip in Scotland. Today you will explore Inverness, Spean Bridge, and Banavie, 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 Oban. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Make Eden Court Inverness your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this movie theater an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,725 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.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Oban. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

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

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Scotland.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, and Stirling

  • Stirling
  • Oban
  • Inveraray
  • Luss
  • Balloch
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Drive 180 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Oban Distillery
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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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 Oban, Inveraray, Luss, and Balloch. In the evening, you’ll end up in Stirling, where you will stay for 1 night.

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

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

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

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Inveraray Castle. This country house is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,604 reviews.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Mint leaf Nepalese and indian restaurant, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Hermanns offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Allan Park - pub, restaurant & coffee house. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Stirling.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Curly Coo Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Settle Inn offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, No 2 Baker Street provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Scotland!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Stirling, Doune, Cambuskenneth, Bannockburn, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Stirling
  • Doune
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Bannockburn
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Drive 75 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
  • More

On day 14 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Stirling, Doune, Cambuskenneth, and Bannockburn. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Glasgow, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Stirling Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,632 visitors.

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is another popular attraction you could visit today. This zoo has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,922 visitors.

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

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Doune Castle. This extraordinary castle is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,505 visitors.

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

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at Max's Bar & Grill, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, The Anchor Line offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Paesano Pizza is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Glasgow.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Glasgow - departure day

  • Glasgow - Departure day
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  • George Square
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Day 15 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Glasgow before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Scotland and go on a shopping spree in Glasgow’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Scotland.

Make George Square one of your first sightseeing stops in Glasgow. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider The Social, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

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

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