6 - 7 Day Self Drive Itineraries of Scotland.


6 – 7 day itineraries take you further into remote and unspoilt parts of Scotland with tiny fishing villages, iconic landmarks and high mountain passes.

 

Each self drive itinerary has been carefully designed to help you discover the major areas of Scotland – rugged landscapes of the Highlands, remote and varied west coast, mountains, castles and colourful villages of the Cairngorms National Park.

 

All these itineraries include a visit to the Isle of Skye – the most beautiful island in Scotland.

 

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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6 Day Self Drive Itinerary of Scotland

 




 

The Best of Scotland in Six Days.

 

Available for download after payment.  A 36 page pdf document.

 

Have a look at the 6 Day Self Drive Itinerary MAP

          £20

 



 

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

 

Some of the Highlights:  St Andrews,  Glamis Castle,  Dunnottar Castle,  Aberdeen,  Royal Deeside,  Cairngorms National Park,  Pitlochry,  Inverness,  Applecross,  Torridon,  Isle of Skye,  Trotternish peninsula,  Quiraing, Glenfinnan Viaduct,  Oban,  Inveraray.

 

Scotland is a small country with so much to see, explore and experience. And you only have a week to do this. So, where do you start?  Where do you go? Which parts of Scotland to explore? Which attractions are worth visiting and which ones can be missed? This 6 day itinerary answers all these questions.

 

The first day is all about ancient castles, history and St Andrews – a small university town with romantic ruins of a cathedral, beautiful beach, oldest in the world golf course and many more interesting attractions. After lunch in St Andrews travel north to Aberdeen with a stop at Glamis castle.

 

Day two takes you into the heart of the Highlands and the Royal Deeside with its stunning landscapes, medieval castles, charming villages and heather covered hills. Stop for lunch in Pitlochry, then travel north to Inverness with a stop at a distillery or an open air museum.

 

Day three is the ultimate get away from it all. Explore some of the most remote and beautiful areas of Scotland – Torridon and Applecross. Rolling hills, changing landscapes and seascapes, empty roads, heather and white washed cottages – this is an ideal place for a leisurely drive. On the way to the Isle of Skye visit iconic Eilean Donnan castle.

 

Start day four with a refreshing boat trip to see a colony of seals, enjoy amazing views of Cuillin Mountains. Travel to the capital of Skye along the most scenic roads in Scotland. After lunch in Portree explore Trotternish peninsula with great sea views in all directions, waterfalls and many other iconic sites.

 

Day five. Take a ferry to the mainland, enjoy amazing views from the ferry. On the way to Fort William stop at the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. On the way to Oban make a short detour to visit breathtaking Glencoe.

 

The last day of this grand tour of Scotland takes you to the Arrochar Alps with a stop in Inveraray where you can visit a castle or Inveraray Jail museum. After lunch travel to Glasgow with a stop at the bonny banks of Loch Lomond.


 

 




 

7 Day Self Drive Itinerary of Scotland

 




 

The Grand Tour of Scotland in Seven Days.

 

Available for download after payment.  A 40 page pdf document.

 

Have a look at the Itinerary MAP

          £20

 



 

Driving Tour Scotland - 7 Day Itinerary

 

Some of the Highlights:  St Andrews,  Glamis Castle,  Dunnottar Castle,  Aberdeen,  Royal Deeside,  Highland lochs and glens,  Pitlochry,  Blair Castle, Loch Ness,  Eilean Donnan Castle,  Isle of Skye,  Quiraing,  Glenfinnan Viaduct,  Glencoe,  Oban,  Inveraray Castle,  Kilchurn Castle.

 

 

The Grand Tour of Scotland is designed to take you around Scotland at a slower pace so you can visit more attractions, make more stops in scenic places and spend more time exploring everything Scotland has to offer. This 7 day self drive tour takes you to the east coast, Royal Deeside, Cairngorms national park, the Highlands, the Isle of Skye and many more interesting and significant areas of Scotland.

 

The first day will take you to a picturesque town in the Kingdom of Fife on the east coast where you can visit a Royal Palace of the Scottish kings. Then travel to St Andrews and explore this beautiful coastal town which has so many interesting attractions including steeped in history St Andrews Cathedral. After lunch continue north to Aberdeen with a stop at dramatic ruins of a medieval cliff top fortress.

 

Day two starts with a visit to one of the best preserved medieval tower castles in Scotland. Then you will be driving through Royal Deeside – this area is famous for its association with the monarchy and Balmoral castle. Today royal family still holydays in this castle. On the way to Pitlochry you will be driving through some of the most amazing landscapes and heather covered hills and glens of Cairngorms national park.

 

Day three starts with a visit to Blair castle. Learn about 700 years of history and explore 30 rooms of this castle. After lunch travel to a distillery where you can taste whiskys form different regions of Scotland with chocolate created by the Highland chocolatier. On the way to Inverness visit open air Highland Folk museum where you can explore historic buildings and a recreated 17th century highland village.

 

The first part of Day Four is all about exploring famous Loch Ness. You will be driving along the entire length of the loch with a stop at romantic ruins of a castle overlooking Loch Ness. The best way to take in the beauty of the loch and the surrounding hills is from a boat. There are hourly boat trips form a small village at the western edge of Loch Ness. After lunch continue to the Isle of Skye with a stop at an iconic castle.

 

Day Five. Spend the entire day exploring fantastic, stunning and amazing Isle of Skye. You can go for a boat trip to see a colony of seals, climb a hill to have a closer look the Old Man of Storr, or visit a local oyster farmer and enjoy fresh a oysters and lobsters. After lunch in Portree explore Trotternish peninsula with famous landmarks and waterfalls.

 

Day Six takes you back to the mainland. Enjoy spectacular views from the ferry, stop at Glenfinnan viaduct which is also known as Garry Potter Bridge, have fresh seafood at a restaurant in Fort Willam, on the way to Oban make a short detour to see famous Glencoe – a deep valley with towering mountains on both sides.

 

Day Seven – the final day of this Grand Tour of Scotland takes you to Glasgow – a modern, vibrant city which may seem almost surreal after visiting the highlands. On the way to Glasgow you can visit Inveraray castle, make a stop at the most photographed romantic ruins of a castle and enjoy breathtaking views form the Rest and Be Thankful pass. 

 

 

 

 




 

7 Day Self Drive Itinerary of Scotland.      From Edinburgh or Glasgow.

 




 

 

7 Day Self Drive Luxury Itinerary of Scotland.

 

Available for download after payment.  A 37 page pdf document.

 

Have a look at the 7 Day Luxury Self Drive Itinerary MAP

        £20

 



 

 

Luxury Driving Tour Scotland - 7 Day Itinerary

 

 Some of the Highlights:  

 

Some of the best luxury hotles in Scotland,  Stirling Castle, Dunkeld,  Glamis Castle,  St Andrews,  Inverness,  Loch Ness,  Glencoe,  Rannoch Moor,  Oban, Inveraray,  Loch Lomond,  Glasgow.

 

Scotland has an excellent selection of luxury hotels located in romantic country parks, in unique and unspoilt settings of the West Coast and in other places of outstanding natural beauty.

 

This luxury itinerary is designed to help you explore Scotland’s famous attractions, medieval castles, parks and distilleries driving along some of the most beautiful roads in the world.

 

As you travel around Scotland relax and unwind in luxury Country Houses, elegant Victorian villas and top class hotels with outstanding service and personal touch.

 

This itinerary is designed to help you explore the Highlands, the Great Glen  and Loch Ness while staying in 3 very different and unique luxury hotels in beautiful and unspoiled locations. Alternative hotels in the same area are also included in the itinerary as well as recommended luxury and boutique hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 

Day One.    Travel form Edinburgh to your hotel.

 

On the way from Edinburgh to your hotel, which is sometimes called “The Palace of the Glens”, you will visit The Trossachs National Park with beautiful forested hills, glimmering lakes and lovely villages. You can go for a boat trip on Loch Katrine and enjoy unforgettable views of the lake. The itinerary gives directions to one of the most important and interesting castles in Scotland – Stirling castle.

 

 

Day Two.    A day tip form your hotel.

 

The first destination of your itinerary for this day is a charming town with romantic ruins of a cathedral on the banks of the river Tay. There is a really good woodland walk to a waterfall nearby. Your next destination is a classic fairy tale castle with rich history, ghosts and royal connections. After visiting the castle drive to beautiful St Andrews, explore its old cobbled streets, ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and enjoy stunning sea views from the beach.

 

 

Day Three.    Travel to Inverness.

 

Travel north to Inverness - the capital of the Highlands. On the way to Inverness make a stop in a lovely Victorian town, then explore Blair castle which has 30 rooms open to public and an impressive weapons display. In the afternoon tour a distillery where you can taste whiskys from different regions of Scotland with “highland” chocolate.

 

 

Day Four.    Travel to the Isle of Skye.

 

Today you are travelling to your next very private luxury hideaway hotel on the Isle of Skye. On the way there you will travel along famous lochs of the Great Glen and mysterious Loch Ness. From a tiny village Fort Augustus you can cruise Loch Ness and enjoy view of the mysterious loch from a boat. Before you reach the Isle of Skye you make a stop at the most photographed iconic Eilean Donnan castle.

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Day Five.    A day trip from your hotel.

 

The most beautiful of the Scottish isles has so much to offer - enjoy amazing, unforgettable views of mountains, sea and distant islands.
Spend the entire day exploring fantastic Isle of Skye. You can go for a boat trip to see a colony of seals, climb a hill to have a closer look the Old Man of Storr, or visit a local oyster farmer and enjoy fresh a oysters and lobsters. After lunch in Portree explore Trotternish peninsula with famous landmarks and waterfalls.

 

 

Day Six.    Travel to Oban.

 

Today the itinerary will take you to Rannoch Moor - the last unspoilt wilderness in Europe and Glencoe - the most famous glen in Scotland. After lunch drive to seaside town of Oban where you can visit a distillery, go for a walk along the waterfront and enjoy the views of distant islands. Oban is known for its excellent seafood restaurants and lively nightlife.

 

 

Day Seven.    Travel to Glasgow.

 

The last day of this itinerary takes you to Scotland’s liveliest and bustling city. On the way to Glasgow stop in a beautiful small town with whitewashed building which have not changed much since 18th century. Visit iconic Inveraray castle, then travel  across the Arrochar Alps to Scotland’s most beautiful lake – Loch Lomond with a stop at scenic Rest and Be Thankful pass.

 

 

 




 


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