4 - 5 Day Self Drive Itineraries of Scotland.

4 – 5 day itineraries will help you to discover the most interesting areas of Scotland including the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. You will find that with a good itinerary it is possible to see most of the best attractions in Scotland in 4 or 5 days.

If this is your first visit to Scotland and you want to see unforgettable landscapes you should definitely include in your itinerary the Isle of Skye.


If you like history and castles - spend more time exploring the Cairngorms National Park and the east coast of Scotland.


For the ultimate get away from it all adventure head for the Torridon and Applecross.


Make the most of your time in Scotland - all you need is a CAR, a SAT NAV and a SELF DRIVE ITINERARY.

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What is included in self drive itinerary?



-  precise coordinates for your Sat Nav


-  travel time & distance for each stage of the journey


-  the best attractions along the route


-  scenic roads, places of natural beauty


-  castles, distilleries, waterfalls

-  best parking places in cities and villages


-  best places to eat on your journey


-  best hotels and B&Bs for your overnight stay


-  estimated budget for your trip


-  Google map of the route.



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4 Day Self Drive Itinerary of Scotland



Isle of Skye Adventure, Loch Ness and the West Highlands.   Four Day Itinerary.


Available for download after payment.  A 25 page pdf document.


Have a look at the 4 Day Self Drive Itinerary MAP




Driving Tour Scotland - Four day Itinerary - Isle of Skye.


Some of the Highlights:  Stirling castle,  highland lochs and glens,  Glencoe,  Glenfinnan viaduct,  Isle of Skye,  Quiraing pass, Neist Point, Fairy Pools, Talisker distillery,  Eilean Donnan castle,  Loch Ness.


No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to the stunning Isle of Skye. This self drive itinerary offers a combination of stunning scenery and iconic castles on the way to Skye, two days of exploring all major attractions on the Isle of Skye - including a boat trip, fantastic restaurants and picturesque villages. On the way back to Edinburgh you will be taking a different route with a stop at Loch Ness and other scenic places.


On the way to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh you will be travelling through a beautiful area of richly forested hills, lochs, desolate Rannoch Moor, dramatic Glencoe to Fort William where you stop for lunch, then continue to your ferry crossing with a stop at Glenfinnan viaduct which is also famous as “Garry Potter Bridge”.


The second day is all about the unforgettable Isle of Skye which you will explore with the precise coordinates of the most interesting attractions, best natural places and activities.


The third day – continue exploring remote areas of the Isle of Skye starting with unforgettable views of the Neist Point lighthouse and Dunvegan castle. After lunch enjoy a walk in Glen Brittle to Fairy Pools – cascading waterfalls in magical settings.


The fourth day takes you back to the mainland across a bridge with a stop at an iconic castle, then a boat trip at Loch Ness, then tasting whisky or visiting highland folk museum. On the way back to Edinburg a pit stop in picturesque Pitlochry.




4 Day Self Drive Itinerary of Scotland



St Andrews, Royal Deeside, and the West Highlands.  Four Day Itinerary.


Available for download after payment.  A 25 page pdf document.


Have a look at the Itinerary MAP




Driving Tour Scotland - 4 Day Itinerary


Some of the Highlights:  St Andrews,  Glamis Castle,  Dunnottar Castle,  Royal Deeside,  Pitlochry,  Blair Castle,  Inverness,  Loch Ness,  Oban,  Glencoe,  Glasgow.


If you like castles, history and stunning landscapes of the Highlands this tour is for you. Each day of this driving tour around Scotland will be different and will include a good combination of historic castles, scenic roads and charming villages.


On the first day travel north along the East coast to Aberdeen. On the way stop in a small town with beautiful medieval castle. Then travel to one the most scenic towns in Scotland – St Andrews. Explore ruins of a cathedral, watch golfers play on the oldest golf course in the world, have lunch in a seafood restaurant with amazing views.
After lunch continue driving north to Aberdeen with a stop at the most picturesque ruins of a castle on top of a cliff rock in the North sea.


Day Two. Explore Crathes castle  - one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.
Carry on driving deep into the Royal Deeside - a beautiful area of Scotland, popular with tourists, due to the combination of scenic beauty and historic and royal associations. Then travel through Cairngorms national park with its moody mountains, lofty crags, rivers and moors and forests to a picturesque village of Pitlochry.
After lunch carry on to Inverness - the capital of the Scottish Highlands.
If you are interested in whisky you can visit a distillery on the way to Inverness.


Day Three. Loch Ness – go for a boat trip on the famous Loch Ness. The travel through the Great Glen to the west coast of Scotland stopping for lunch in Glencoe – famous for its breathtaking dramatic scenery. Arrive in Oban late in the afternoon and spend you time exploring this charming town with it busy harbour and excellent seafood restaurants.


Day Four. Your first stop of this day is in a small town of Inveraray – famous for its iconic castle. After lunch in 18th century pub travel south through area known for its beautiful lakes and forested hills. Stop at a most photographed romantic ruins of a castle, admire the views from the mountain pass which is called “Rest and Be Thankful”. In the afternoon arrive in Glasgow and relax in a comfortable hotel.






5 Day Self Drive Itineraries of Scotland.      From Edinburgh or Glasgow.




West Highlands and the Isle of Sky Adventure.   Five Day Itinerary.


Available for download after payment.  A 30 page pdf document.


Have a look at the 5 Day Self Drive Itinerary MAP





Driving Tour Scotland - 5 Day Itinerary


Some of the Highlights:  Loch Lomond,  Inveraray Castle,  Oban,  Glencoe,  Glenfinnan Viaduct,  Isle of Skye,  Quiraing,  Eilean Donnan Castle,  Applecross,  Torridon,  Inverness,  Blair Castle,  Pitlochry.


This is the ultimate tour of Scotland – 5 very different days of exploring the most interesting areas of Scotland – the Highlands, Isle of Skye and remote Torridon. 5 day itinerary includes the very best, hand picked attractions, castles, and scenic roads.


On the first day of this 5 day driving tour take you Trossachs National park and famous Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond – one of the most beautiful lakes in Scotland, then drive though stunning the Arrochar Alps to Inveraray with its iconic castle. After lunch follow winding roads to coastal town with a lovely harbour - Oban.


Morning of the second day starts with a drive along coastal road to Glencoe –  enjoy some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland. After lunch in Fort William travel to the ferry crossing point with a stop at the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. After a refreshing ferry crossing arrive on to the Isle of Skye.


Spend day three exploring the Isle of Skye – start with a boat trip see to large resident colony of harbour seals and the spectacular Cuillin mountains. After lunch in Portree explore Trotternish Peninsula with its some of the most memorable sights on Skye – Old Man of Storr and the striking Quiraing.


Day four takes you to the most remote, beautiful part of Scotland – Torridon and Applecross – enjoy a leisurely drive on quiet rural roads, take in amazing seascapes, cross the highest pass in Scotland and finish in the capital of the Highlands Inverness.


Day Five of the epic tour around Scotland starts with a visit to one of the most interesting and unusual attractions in Scotland – the Highland Folk Museum. After exploring museum visit a distillery, taste whisky with chocolate. On the way to Edinburgh you can visit Blair castle and stop in picturesque Pitlochry.




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