This is a Sample Itinerary below to help you, and as you will see at our online shop, we have many others from which to choose - 4 night, 7 night, 10 night as well as 14 night Scottish driving tours and itineraries.
We have many options to choose from, giving you a range of well-planned tours, with exact driving directions, to make the most of the time you have available in Scotland, as well as for those people with particular interests, such as photography, birdwatching, golfing, whisky tasting.
In our online Driving Tours and Scottish Itineraries, we include a map and weblinks to many sites giving information on car hire and deals for our clients, travel to and inside Scotland (eg air, ferry and train travel) as well as driving times and distances, and information and tips on what to see and do in each area.
Our area guides online also include a variety of types of accommodation.
This itinerary below is a very general one (with no road details or driving instructions) to give you an idea of what can be done in a 7 night driving tour, however there are many many more interesting and scenic itineraries which can be done - check out our online shop for help!
Starting from Glasgow or Edinburgh, drive along and discover Loch Lomond and further north through the splendid scenery of Argyll. Stay 1 night near Loch Lomond.
Day 2 and 3
Arrive and stay at the quaint little fishing port of Oban for 2 nights where you can easily take a day trip to explore the Isle of Mull - where there's much to see and do from castles to beaches, and its brightly painted town of Tobermory. Take a short ferry ride to the sacred Isle of Iona to see the abbey, or go on a boat trip to see Staffa and its famous Fingal's Cave, which was the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.
Stay 1 night at Fort William by Ben Nevis, and see the steam train going over the “Harry Potter” viaduct. Visit Glenfinnan Monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie or visit brooding Glencoe and find out about the Appin murders! (Note - if you did want to do a day trip on the steam train, you would need 2 nights at Fort William instead of 1).
Take the Road to the Isles and then the ferry over to the romantic and mystic Isle of Skye, the island is a must for most visitors. With its majestic mountains, castles and gardens, plus its very own distillery, you could easily spend several days here.
From the Isle of Skye, it's back to the mainland and see the most photographed castle in Scotland -Eilean Donan Castle. Travel then eastwards via the mountains of Kintail to Loch Ness or via awesome scenic Wester Ross to the lively capital of the Highlands - Inverness. Stay in Inverness 1 night.
Visit Culloden Battlefield to see where your clan ancestors fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie, visit mysterious megalithic chambered cairns and standing stones, carved Celtic Pictish stones depicting eras past -- there is SO much to see and do! You may even see some soldiers and clans ready for battle!
Day 7 - Drive south to Edinburgh via lush green Perthshire.
Day 7 and 8
Finish your self drive Scottish holiday by staying in Edinburgh for the last 2 nights. This is a most interesting and vibrant city famous for its summer Edinburgh Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia and nearby Rosslyn Chapel - famous in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" and not to mention shopping for souvenirs!
The list is endless - let us enrich your life with a Scotland Made Easy Experience!
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