Escape to the Highlands

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Escape to the Highlands self-drive tour. All of our itineraries are fully flexible and we would be delighted to add additional nights, or tailor the route to match your interests. Please request this when making an enquiry

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh - Scotland's majestic capital and one of Europe's most beautiful cities, where the opportunities for sightseeing are almost endless. Enjoy a visit to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, or hike up to the top of Arthur's Seat for breathtaking panoramic views.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 2 - Edinburgh to Fort William
Travel north and visit medieval Stirling Castle, before a wonderfully scenic journey takes you through spectacular Glencoe and into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Your destination is on the western seaboard at the foot of Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain.
Overnight - Fort William

Day 3 - Fort William to the Isle of Skye
Travel on the magnificent Road to the Isles and then by ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. The short sailing across the Sound of Sleat provides great views of Skye and back across to the west coast, before arriving on one of the most spectacular islands in the world.
Overnight - Isle of Skye

Day 4 - Isle of Skye Sightseeing
A full day on Skye to visit romantic Dunvegan Castle, sample some fine whiskies, enjoy a great day's walking, or climb aboard a fabulous boat cruise which will take you into the heart of the Cuillin Mountains.
Overnight - Isle of Skye

Day 5 - Isle of Skye to Inverness
Depart Skye and travel past the most photographed of Scotland's castles, Eilean Donan. Your route takes you by brooding Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, and onto the vibrant 'Capital of the Highlands'.
Overnight - Inverness area

Day 6 - Inverness Sightseeing
A full day to explore Inverness, where you could visit Cawdor with its 14th century castle, Culloden Battlefield where, in 1746, the last battle took place on British soil, or travel into Speyside and tour the Malt Whisky Trail.
Overnight - Inverness area

Day 7 - Inverness to Highland Perthshire
Travel from the Highlands to the Lowlands into beautiful Highland Perthshire. En-route you could explore the Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle or Dalwhinnie Distillery.
Overnight - Pitlochry area

Day 8 - Depart Edinburgh
After breakfast it is less than a two hour drive back to Edinburgh, where your unforgettable Escape to the Highlands will come to an end.