Highlights of Scotland

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Highlights of Scotland 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 city. Edinburgh is a great place to wander - narrow alleys, flights of stairs and hidden courtyards tempt you off the main streets at every turn and for a spectacular view of the city take a walk up Arthur's Seat.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Enjoy a visit to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the many attractions of this enchanting city.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 3 - Edinburgh to the West Coast
Travel west to the beautiful banks of Loch Lomond, before a wonderfully scenic journey takes you to the picture postcard village of Inveraray. On the way have lunch at a famous Oyster Bar before exploring 18th century Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll.

Travel onwards to Oban, the beautiful hub of the Southern Hebrides, and the seafood capital of Scotland.
Overnight - Oban area

Day 4 - West Coast Sightseeing
Take a day trip over to the magical Isles of Mull, Iona & Kerrera, or enjoy a host of activities around Fort William - the outdoor capital of the UK.
Overnight - Oban area

Day 5 -The West Coast to the Isle of Skye
Your tour continues 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 6 - Isle of Skye Sightseeing
A full day on Skye where the sightseeing opportunities are almost endless. You could visit romantic Dunvegan Castle, sample some fine island whiskies, enjoy a great day's walking, or take a fabulous boat cruise into the heart of the Cuillin Mountains.
Overnight - Isle of Skye

Day 7 - Isle of Skye to Speyside
Depart Skye & travel past the most famous of Scotland's castles, Eilean Donan. Your route takes you by the shores of brooding Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle and on to the 'Capital of the Highlands'.

Your destination is Speyside - the heart of Scotland's malt whisky industry.
Overnight - Speyside

Day 8 - Speyside & Inverness Sightseeing
A full day to explore Speyside - one of the loveliest areas of Scotland, with its mountains, pristine pine forests and sparkling lochs. This is whisky country and a great opportunity to tour the whisky trail and visit some of the most famous whisky distilleries, including Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and the Macallan.

Alternatively explore Inverness, visit 14th century Cawdor Castle, or experience the weight of history at Culloden Battlefield and its state-of-the-art visitor centre.
Overnight - Speyside

Day 9 - Speyside to the Trossachs
Travel from the Highlands to your final destination in the Trossachs, the beautiful Scottish Lakeland. En-route visit Blair Castle, The House of Bruar or Dalwhinnie Distillery.
Overnight - The Trossachs

Day 10 - The Trossachs Sightseeing
The outstanding natural beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park provides wonderful walking opportunities. There are numerous scenic drives to enjoy and lovely villages to explore, or take a leisurely trip on the famous steamship, Sir Walter Scott, on Loch Katrine.
Overnight - The Trossachs

Day 11 - Depart Edinburgh
After breakfast it is approximately a one hour journey to Edinburgh.