Cheap Two-Week Scotland Road Trip from Inverness to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, 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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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 15-day cheap road trip in Scotland. Venture into the heart of Inverness, North Kessock, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Glenfinnan, Banavie, Spean Bridge, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Crosshill, St Andrews, Glasgow, Alloway, Motherwell, Balloch, Oban, Larbert, Falkirk, Skinflats, Stirling, Cambuskenneth, and Doune, where every mile is packed with value and excitement. Embrace the freedom of the open road and make memories that last a lifetime, all within your budget.

Explore Scotland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Scotland travel package promises an exhilarating 15-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 Inverness, 1 night in Aberdeen, 2 nights in Edinburgh, 5 nights in Glasgow, 1 night in Oban, and 1 night in Stirling. 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 Inverness, 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 15-day vacation in Scotland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 14 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, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 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
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
North Kessock
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 1 night
Highland - region in United KingdomHighland / 4 nights
Stonehaven
Glenfinnan
Banavie
Doune
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 5 nights
Motherwell
Crosshill
Falkirk - region in United KingdomFalkirk
Larbert
Balloch
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 2 nights
Rosemarkie
Photo of aerial View over St Andrews in Scotland.St Andrews
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
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
Glenmore Forest Park
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 Culzean castle, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.Culzean Castle
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 Ruins of St Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland .St Andrews Castle
Clava CairnsClava cairns
Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland
Lochore Meadows
Eden Court Inverness, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomEden Court Inverness
Photo of Aerial view of harbour at Stonehaven bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK .Stonehaven Harbour
Photo of Aberdeen Maritime Museum,Scotland.Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Cairngorm Reindeer Herd
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Callendar Park, R-1920842, R-58446, R-62149Callendar Park
Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland, United KingdomDunfermline Abbey
Oban Distillery
Whin Park, Ballifeary, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomWhin Park
Dolphin Spirit Inverness, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomDolphin Spirit Inverness
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling, Scotland, United KingdomStirling Old Town Jail
Stonehaven War Memorial
Bellfield Park, Crown and City Centre, Highland, Scotland, United KingdomBellfield Park
RSPB Fairy Glen

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Day 1

Day 1 – Inverness - arrival day

  • Highland - Arrival day
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  • Eden Court Inverness
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Your exciting road trip through Scotland starts when you reach the incredible city of Inverness, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Inverness and begin your adventure in Scotland.

Inverness is a popular cheap holiday destination in Scotland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Scotland, Inverness 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.

Take the opportunity to see Eden Court Inverness. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,725 visitors.

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

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.

The Gunsmiths Bar offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices. When you're in the mood for a classic drink or something more adventurous, The Malt Room is the perfect place. For a unique experience, visit MacCallums Bar, known for its vibrant atmosphere and offerings that suit every palate.

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 – Inverness, North Kessock, Fortrose, and Rosemarkie

  • Highland
  • North Kessock
  • Fortrose
  • Rosemarkie
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Drive 252 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Dolphin Spirit Inverness
  • Chanonry Point
  • RSPB Fairy Glen
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • More

Day 2 means another chance to make the best memories in Inverness. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Inverness and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 2 nights left to stay in the region. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Inverness. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

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

The White House 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, Cafe V8 offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Inverness, Hootananny. Alternatively, visit Gellions Bar, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by Innes Bar, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

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Day 3

Day 3 – 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
  • More

On day 3 of your affordable vacation in Scotland, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Inverness. You’ll stay in Inverness for another 1 night. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Scotland, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

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

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Glenfinnan Viaduct. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,217 visitors.

When you’re finished at Glenfinnan Viaduct, head to Glenfinnan Viewpoint. This one-of-a-kind sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,393 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,167 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Banavie, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Banavie, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Neptune's Staircase. Previous visitors have rated this staircase locks an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,895 reviews.

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

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Commando Memorial. This monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,656 visitors.

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

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Inverness has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Start your foodie adventure at Scotch & Rye, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Johnny Foxes, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike.

If you’re not ready to call it a day, pop into Market Bar, considered one of the best bars in Inverness.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Inverness, Glenmore, and Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Highland
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Drive 273 km, 4 hours 26 min

  • Whin Park
  • Loch Ness
  • Clava cairns
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd
  • Glenmore Forest Park
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Scotland, you’ll experience 2 charming destinations — Inverness, and Glenmore. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Aberdeen, where you'll stay for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Whin Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,183 reviews.

Continue your journey at Clava cairns. This group is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,316 travelers from near and far.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,784 reviews.

Glenmore Forest Park is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,393 reviews.

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

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

Discover the heart of Aberdeen through its culinary scene, starting with Fierce Bar Aberdeen. 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 Mi Amore, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Foodstory, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Northern Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, The Grill is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Old Blackfriars also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 5

Day 5 – Aberdeen, Stonehaven, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Stonehaven
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Drive 212 km, 3 hours

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  • Duthie Park
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Stonehaven War Memorial
  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • More

On day 5 of your cheap holiday travels in Scotland, you’ll tour 2: Aberdeen, and Stonehaven. You'll stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Take the opportunity to see Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,270 visitors.

Duthie Park is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,959 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Stonehaven, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Aberdeen to Stonehaven may take around 21 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Stonehaven, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Dunnottar Castle is a great place to start. This rock castle is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,220 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Stonehaven War Memorial. This landmark has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 598 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Stonehaven Harbour. The harbor has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,510 visitors.

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.

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

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh, 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 Chaophraya Thai Restaurant - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, The Newsroom Bar & Eatery promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

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.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Crosshill, and St Andrews

  • Edinburgh
  • Dunfermline
  • Crosshill
  • St Andrews
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Drive 184 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Pittencrieff Park
  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • Lochore Meadows
  • St Andrews Castle
  • More

Get ready for another thrilling road trip adventure both in and around Edinburgh on day 6 of your affordable vacation in Scotland. You’ll continue your stay in Edinburgh for an additional 1 night. Explore more top attractions in Scotland, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and enjoy unique experiences!

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Dunfermline. This car ride takes around 44 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Pittencrieff Park. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,956 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Dunfermline Abbey. This abbey has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,297 reviews.

Set your GPS to Crosshill and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 24 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Crosshill beckons with new experiences!

Drop by the renowned Lochore Meadows. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,003 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Crosshill, you’ll hit the road in the direction of St Andrews. This drive usually takes around 53 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is St Andrews Castle. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,683 reviews.

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

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Edinburgh offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Scotland.

Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre 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, Cafe Andaluz offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Arcade Bar Haggis & Whisky House, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Hoot The Redeemer is an excellent example of a great bar in Edinburgh offering drinks at reasonable prices. You can also hang out at Albanach, another of locals’ go-to bars in Edinburgh. But if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Edinburgh, The Bow Bar is for you.

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 7

Day 7 – Edinburgh, and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 82 km, 2 hours 19 min

  • Calton Hill
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
  • Dean Village
  • Edinburgh Zoo
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Day 7 of your self-drive vacation in Scotland will take you to the city of Glasgow, where you'll be staying for 5 nights. On your way to Glasgow, you'll explore 1 popular cheap holiday destinations in Scotland, including Edinburgh.

Drop by the renowned Calton Hill. This popular mountain has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,517 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Holyrood Palace. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors, this official residence deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Holyrood Park. This archaeological site has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,119 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Dean Village. This village and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 11,987 travelers, this zoo is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Edinburgh.

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

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Glasgow offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Scotland.

The Piper Whisky Bar 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, Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Glaschu Restaurant & Bar, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. The Gallery Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Bar 91, offering a different kind of charm.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glasgow, and Edinburgh

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 157 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • More

On day 8 of your affordable vacation in Scotland, you’ll start and end your day in Glasgow, but spend some time exploring destinations outside the city. With 4 nights left in Glasgow, you'll have enough time to check out top-rated restaurants and try out unique activities that will enhance your road trip experience.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Glasgow, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Edinburgh may take around 1 hour 2 min. Upon your arrival in Edinburgh, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This extraordinary botanical garden has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,765 visitors.

Next, make your way to Scottish National Gallery. This art museum welcomes around 660,741 visitors yearly and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,079 reviews.

While in Edinburgh, we also recommend a visit to Camera Obscura. This visitor centre has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,536 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. This attraction gets around 238,542 yearly visitors. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,926 travelers, this museum is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Edinburgh.

Make your way to Edinburgh Castle, perhaps the most famous castle in Edinburgh. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 90,949 reviews.

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

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 to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Glasgow!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Glasgow, and Edinburgh

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • More

Drive 157 km, 2 hours 41 min

  • HMY Britannia
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • More

Day 9 of your exciting road trip across Scotland is proof that there's more to this country than meets the eye. Today's agenda is to explore Glasgow and its neighboring areas. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals with 3 nights left in Glasgow.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Edinburgh, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Glasgow to Edinburgh may take around 1 hour 10 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, HMY Britannia is a great place to start. This royal yacht is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,023 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Royal Mile. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,405 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at The Real Mary King's Close. The sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,638 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting St Giles' Cathedral. This cathedral is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,293 reviews.

National Museum of Scotland is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this national museum, rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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

Discovering the culinary wonders of Glasgow 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 The Willow Tea Rooms, 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 Òran Mór - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Stereo promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

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 – Glasgow, South Ayrshire, Alloway, and Motherwell

  • Glasgow
  • Alloway
  • Motherwell
  • More

Drive 202 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • Culzean Castle
  • Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Strathclyde Country Park
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Ready for day 10 of your road trip vacation in Scotland? Discover more of Glasgow 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!

Set your GPS to South Ayrshire and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. South Ayrshire beckons with new experiences!

Take the opportunity to see Culzean Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,080 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Alloway, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Motherwell may take around 58 min. Upon your arrival in Motherwell, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Heads Of Ayr Farm Park, a remarkable zoo where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,646 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Burns Cottage. This cottage has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,744 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Motherwell, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Alloway to Motherwell may take around 58 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Motherwell, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Strathclyde Country Park. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,543 visitors.

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.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Max's Bar & Grill, 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 The Anchor Line - 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 Paesano Pizza, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – 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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On day 11 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Scotland, you’ll go deep into Glasgow 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 Glasgow — 1 night.

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

Next up is Kelvingrove Park. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,336 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This art museum has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 19,580 reviews. Every year, 1,037,594 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

Riverside Museum is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,799 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Pollok Country Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,112 reviews.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

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

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Glasgow, Balloch, and Oban

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  • Glasgow
  • Balloch
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Drive 163 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Green
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Loch Lomond Shores
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Day 12 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 2 wonderful destinations — Glasgow, and Balloch. You’ll explore along your route leading to the town of Oban, where you'll be spending 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to George Square. This extraordinary square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 visitors.

Next, make your way to Glasgow Cathedral. This top attraction is a cathedral with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,737 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Glasgow Green. This stadium is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Glasgow Science Centre. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,454 travelers.

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

Kick off the day at Loch Lomond Shores, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This shopping mall is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 8,718 reviews.

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

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

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Perle Oban Hotel & Spa, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Oban, Larbert, Falkirk, Skinflats, and Stirling

  • Stirling
  • Oban
  • Larbert
  • Falkirk
  • Skinflats
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Drive 197 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Oban Distillery
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Callendar Park
  • The Kelpies
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Day 13 of your road trip across Scotland offers you the chance to visit 4 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Oban, Larbert, Falkirk, and Skinflats. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Stirling, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Make McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,619 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Oban distillery. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,259 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this whisky distillery every year.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Oban 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 2 hours 26 min. Upon reaching Larbert, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Falkirk Wheel one of your first sightseeing stops in Larbert. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,951 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Falkirk, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Larbert to Falkirk may take around 12 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Falkirk, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Callendar Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,686 visitors.

Stirling 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 Stirling, 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 Mint leaf Nepalese and indian restaurant, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Hermanns, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Allan Park - pub, restaurant & coffee house, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Curly Coo Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Settle Inn offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out No 2 Baker Street. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, and Inverness

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  • Stirling
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Doune
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Drive 249 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Stirling Old Town Jail
  • Stirling Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
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On day 14 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Scotland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Stirling, Cambuskenneth, and Doune. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Inverness, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Stirling Old Town Jail. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 913 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Stirling Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,632 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This zoo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,922 visitors.

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

Journey into the unknown at Wallace Monument, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable monument has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,772 reviews.

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

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Doune Castle. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,505 reviews.

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

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Inverness has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Bar One Inverness, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Black Isle Bar & Rooms offers delightful dishes and desserts.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Inverness - departure day

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  • Bellfield Park
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Your budget road trip vacation in Scotland is about to end. Day 15 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Inverness.

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

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Inverness is the remarkable Bellfield Park. This park and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 492 visitors.

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

As you prepare to bid farewell to Inverness, why not indulge in one last culinary delight at The Mustard Seed Restaurant, where you can enjoy a satisfying and budget-friendly meal?

You’ll then say farewell to Inverness. 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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