Cheap 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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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 14-day road trip through Scotland! Travel to Edinburgh, Oban, Inveraray, Luss, Balloch, Glasgow, Motherwell, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Doune, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Banavie, Spean Bridge, Foyers, Fortrose, Cawdor, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Little Dunkeld, Perth, Dundee, Falkland, Dunfermline, Blackness, Larbert, and Skinflats with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Scotland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Scotland travel package promises an exhilarating 14-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 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. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Scotland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Scotland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Edinburgh, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Scotland. Scotland offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Scotland, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 14-day vacation in Scotland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 13 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Scotland with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Scotland travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Scotland and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Scotland's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Scotland offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Scotland with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Scotland fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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

Destinations

Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
Photo of 13th Century Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland.Dunfermline
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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Your exciting road trip through Scotland starts when you reach the incredible city of Edinburgh, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Edinburgh and begin your adventure in Scotland.

Edinburgh is a popular cheap holiday destination in Scotland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Scotland, Edinburgh is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Dean Village. This village is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 visitors.

A cheap, budget vacation in Edinburgh should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Edinburgh, try some of our top recommendations.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss The Newsroom Bar & Eatery, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Visit Panda & Sons, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. Cafe Royal serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Edinburgh. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is The Ensign Ewart.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience 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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On day 2 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Scotland, you’ll go deep into Edinburgh and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Edinburgh — 2 nights.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Edinburgh Castle. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 90,949 reviews.

Next up is St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,293 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is The Real Mary King's Close. This sightseeing destination has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,638 reviews.

Royal Mile is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,405 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to National Museum of Scotland. This national museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 reviews.

Your discovery of Edinburgh does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Edinburgh on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Scotland.

Savor the culinary delights of Edinburgh, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Cafe Andaluz is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House.

Hoot The Redeemer is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, Albanach is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. You might also want to cap the night off at The Bow Bar, a fascinating bar that offers a unique ambiance and a wide selection of cocktails.

A road trip vacation in Edinburgh can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Scotland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh

  • 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 adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Scotland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Edinburgh! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Edinburgh and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Make Holyrood Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this archaeological site an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,119 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Holyrood Palace. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this official residence every year.

HMY Britannia is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This royal yacht has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,023 visitors.

When you’re finished at HMY Britannia, the perfect next stop is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,765 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. This zoo is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 11,987 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Edinburgh. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Edinburgh offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Scotland worth remembering for a lifetime.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Scotland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Edinburgh is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at The Kitchin, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, The Witchery by the Castle is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Whiski Bar & Restaurant, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Scotland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience 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 cheap holiday travels in Scotland, you’ll tour 1: Edinburgh. You'll stay in Oban for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Scott Monument. This monument is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,370 reviews.

Continue your journey at Scottish National Gallery. This art museum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,079 travelers from near and far. Approximately 660,741 people come to this place of interest every year to enjoy a unique experience in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is also the home of Camera Obscura. This visitor centre has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,536 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. A total of 238,542 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,926 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the town of Oban. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Oban, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Oban is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Scotland!

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Day 5

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

  • Glasgow
  • Oban
  • Inveraray
  • Luss
  • Balloch
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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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Day 5 of your road trip across Scotland is another proof that cheap holidays in Scotland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 4 wonderful destinations — Oban, Inveraray, Luss, and Balloch. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Glasgow, where you'll be spending 3 nights.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,619 reviews.

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

Make Inveraray Castle one of your first sightseeing stops in Inveraray. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Inveraray Jail is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This courthouse is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,265 reviews.

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

Drop by the renowned Loch Lomond. This popular natural feature has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,731 visitors.

While exploring Scotland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Glasgow has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Glasgow on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Scotland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Glasgow is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Piper Whisky Bar, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Glaschu Restaurant & Bar, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Explore the vibrant nightlife at The Gallery Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Bar 91 for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience 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’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Glasgow, proving that cheap holidays in Scotland can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 2 nights, to stay in Glasgow. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

Make Glasgow Botanic Gardens one of your first sightseeing stops in Glasgow. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This art museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,580 reviews. Up to 1,037,594 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Glasgow special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Kelvingrove Park. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,336 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Glasgow Cathedral. A trip to this popular cathedral is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 6,737 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is George Square. This square enjoys an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,066 local and international travelers.

Scotland is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Scotland, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Scotland. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Scotland that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Glasgow, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Discover the heart of Glasgow through its culinary scene, starting with Alston Bar & Beef. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Elia Greek Restaurant, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience 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 affordable vacation in Scotland, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow for another 1 night. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Scotland, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Pollok Country Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,112 reviews.

Glasgow Science Centre is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This skyscraper is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,454 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Riverside Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,799 reviews.

Glasgow Green is another outstanding experience in Glasgow. Around 10,762 travelers have rated this stadium an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Glasgow and set your GPS to Motherwell. 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 18 min. Upon reaching Motherwell, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Kick off the day at Strathclyde Country Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 8,543 reviews.

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

Make the most of your budget vacation in Scotland by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Glasgow that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular The Willow Tea Rooms, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Òran Mór is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Stereo.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Scotland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday 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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Day 8 of your self-drive vacation in Scotland will take you to the city of Inverness, where you'll be staying for 3 nights. On your way to Inverness, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Scotland, including Cambuskenneth, Stirling, and Doune.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Glasgow, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Cambuskenneth. This drive usually takes around 39 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at Stirling, Old Bridge, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This road bridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,270 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Wallace Monument. Wallace Monument is a monument with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,772 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cambuskenneth, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Stirling may take around 11 min. Upon your arrival in Stirling, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Stirling Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,632 visitors.

When you’re finished at Stirling Castle, head to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This one-of-a-kind zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,922 reviews.

Doune’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Stirling behind. This drive usually takes around 12 min. Doune welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Doune Castle one of your first sightseeing stops in Doune. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,505 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Inverness offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Scotland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Inverness, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Start your foodie adventure at Kingsmills Hotel, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to MacGregor's, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss The White House, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Cap off your dinner by heading to The Gunsmiths Bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. The Malt Room is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, MacCallums Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Inverness!

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Day 9

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

  • Highland
  • Glenfinnan
  • Banavie
  • Spean Bridge
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 16 min

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Glenfinnan Viewpoint
  • Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Commando Memorial
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Ready for day 9 of your road trip vacation in Scotland? Discover more of Inverness and beyond on this leg of your journey. Explore more top attractions, dive into new cultures, and enjoy unique experiences. Today is all about maximizing your 2 nights in this vibrant destination!

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

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Glenfinnan Viaduct, a remarkable stone bridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,217 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Glenfinnan Viewpoint. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,393 travelers.

Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland is another must-visit attraction. This renowned park offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,167 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

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

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Neptune's Staircase. This staircase locks is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,895 visitors.

When you're ready to see some sights, Commando Memorial is a great place to start. This monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,656 visitors.

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

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Inverness, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Cafe V8, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Scotch & Rye is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Johnny Foxes, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Hootananny offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Inverness, check out Gellions Bar. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Innes Bar.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Scotland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience 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
  • More

Get ready for another thrilling road trip adventure both in and around Inverness on day 10 of your affordable vacation in Scotland. You’ll continue your stay in Inverness for an additional 1 night. Explore more top attractions in Scotland, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and enjoy unique experiences!

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

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Falls of Foyers. This waterfall is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Foyers, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,989 visitors.

Fortrose welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Chanonry Point. This sightseeing destination is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Fortrose, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,538 visitors.

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

Discovering the culinary wonders of Inverness is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Bar One Inverness, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Black Isle Bar & Rooms - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, The Mustard Seed Restaurant promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Market Bar, a must-visit destination for a great night out.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Scotland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Inverness, Cawdor, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Highland
  • Cawdor
  • More

Drive 242 km, 4 hours 14 min

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

Day 11 of your road trip across Scotland offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Inverness, and Cawdor. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Aberdeen, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Eden Court Inverness. This extraordinary movie theater has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,725 visitors.

Next, make your way to Clava cairns. This group is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,316 reviews.

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

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Cawdor Castle. This castle is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cawdor, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,900 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Aberdeen. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Aberdeen, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Aberdeen, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Fierce Bar Aberdeen stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Mi Amore offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Foodstory, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Continue your lively evening at Northern Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. The Grill is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Old Blackfriars ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Scotland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Scotland!

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Day 12

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

  • Dundee
  • Stonehaven
  • Little Dunkeld
  • Perth and Kinross
  • More

Drive 203 km, 3 hours 11 min

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

On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Scotland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Stonehaven, Little Dunkeld, and Perth. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Dundee, where you'll stay 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 to see some sights, Stonehaven Harbour is a great place to start. This harbor is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,510 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Dunnottar Castle. This rock castle has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,220 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Stonehaven and set your GPS to Little Dunkeld. 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 1 hour 31 min. Upon reaching Little Dunkeld, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Hermitage is a great place to start. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,918 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Little Dunkeld, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Perth. This drive usually takes around 28 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at South Inch, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This urban park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,523 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park. Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is a park with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,222 reviews.

While exploring Scotland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Dundee has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Dundee on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Dundee. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at The Fort, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Empire State Coffee Artisan Roasters, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Porters Bar & Restaurant, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Round off your dining experience by visiting The King of Islington, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of The Bank Bar Dundee, a bar catering to every mood and preference. The Salty Dog likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Scotland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Dundee!

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Day 13

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

  • Edinburgh
  • Falkland
  • Dunfermline
  • Blackness
  • Larbert
  • Skinflats
  • 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 cheap holiday travels in Scotland, you’ll tour 5: Falkland, Dunfermline, Blackness, Larbert, and Skinflats. You'll stay in Edinburgh for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Falkland. This car ride takes around 36 min.

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.

When you’ve had your share of Falkland, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Dunfermline. Your travel time is around 35 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Pittencrieff Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,956 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Dunfermline, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Blackness may take around 27 min. Upon your arrival in Blackness, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Blackness Castle your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,186 reviews.

Edinburgh offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Scotland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Edinburgh, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Cold Town House offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to The Dome. Or, try The Edinburgh Larder, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Scotland!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Calton Hill
  • More

Your budget road trip vacation in Scotland is about to end. Day 14 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Edinburgh.

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

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Edinburgh is the remarkable Calton Hill. This mountain and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,517 visitors.

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

As you prepare to bid farewell to Edinburgh, why not indulge in one last culinary delight at Howies Restaurant, where you can enjoy a satisfying and budget-friendly meal? Alternatively, Bramble Bar & Lounge features a variety of signature dishes to suit every taste, budget, and occasion. For those seeking a taste of flavorful delights, Howies Restaurant is a highly recommended spot.

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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