7-Day Scotland Road Trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and Oban

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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6 nights included
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7 days included
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Explore the best of Scotland on a 7-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Edinburgh, Larbert, Skinflats, and Oban. 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 3 nights in Glasgow, 2 nights in Edinburgh, and 1 night in Oban. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

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

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

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

As you hit the open road and drive through Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Edinburgh, Larbert, Skinflats, and Oban, 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, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 1 night
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 3 nights
Larbert
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 2 nights

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Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
Riverside Museum
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
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
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
Photo of Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Pollok Country Park
Photo of Glasgow cathedral aka High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern or St Mungo.Glasgow Cathedral
Photo of The Science Centre, an educational exhibition centre, in Govan, Glasgow.Glasgow Science Centre

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Day 1

Day 1 – Glasgow - arrival day

  • Glasgow - Arrival day
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  • George Square
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Your road trip adventure in Scotland begins as soon as you reach Glasgow and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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 George Square 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.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Glasgow by reserving a table at Ox and Finch. Known for its Bib Gourmand reputation, Ox and Finch captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious mediterranean cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Cail Bruich, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite modern british menu. With a 1-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Glasgow.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, The Gallery Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Bar 91 is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Raise a toast to the start of your 7-day road trip in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Riverside Museum
  • Pollok Country Park
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Day 2 of your road trip across Scotland promises a magnificent time exploring Glasgow. You have 1 night left in Glasgow. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, a remarkable botanical garden where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,594 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Kelvingrove Park. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,336 travelers.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned art museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,580 travelers and attracting 1,037,594 annual visitors, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Riverside Museum. This well-loved museum boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 16,799 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, Pollok Country Park awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing a park, this is a top pick rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,112 previous visitors.

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.

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.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Alston Bar & Beef, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Elia Greek Restaurant is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Glasgow.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Stirling
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, and Stirling. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Edinburgh, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

When you're ready to see some sights, Glasgow Cathedral is a great place to start. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,737 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Glasgow Science Centre. This skyscraper has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,454 travelers.

Cambuskenneth’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Glasgow behind. This drive usually takes around 48 min. Cambuskenneth welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Wallace Monument. This monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,772 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 day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Edinburgh's best restaurants.

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

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Panda & Sons after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Cafe Royal for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, The Ensign Ewart is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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 4

Day 4 – Edinburgh, Larbert, and Skinflats

  • Edinburgh
  • Larbert
  • Skinflats
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Drive 113 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • HMY Britannia
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Edinburgh, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Kick off the day at HMY Britannia, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,023 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.

Holyrood Park is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This archaeological site is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 visitors.

After soaking in Edinburgh’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Larbert. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 56 min. When you arrive in Larbert, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, Falkirk Wheel is a great place to start. This boat lift is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,951 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Larbert, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Skinflats may take around 15 min. Upon your arrival in Skinflats, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Kelpies is a great place to start. This sculpture is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,904 visitors.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Cafe Andaluz offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Edinburgh.

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

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Edinburgh, and Oban

  • Oban
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 201 km, 3 hours 26 min

  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Dean Village
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Edinburgh. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Oban, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is The Real Mary King's Close. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,638 reviews.

Royal Mile is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,405 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is National Museum of Scotland. This national museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 reviews.

Dean Village is another outstanding experience in Edinburgh. Around 13,727 travelers have rated this village an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is not far away. This botanical garden is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,765 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 you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Oban. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

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.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Oban, Edinburgh, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 274 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Scotland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Edinburgh. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Glasgow. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Oban, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Edinburgh. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 55 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Glasgow - departure day

  • Glasgow - Departure day
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  • Glasgow Green
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Day 7 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Glasgow before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Scotland unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Glasgow's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Scotland.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Glasgow Green. This extraordinary stadium is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 visitors.

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 Anchor Line, 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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