Scotland 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Scotland.

Scotland is famed for its landscapes and whiskey, and a 7-day excursion is enough to make memories in the country. Get the best of Scotland by setting off on an adventure in Edinburgh, where you can explore galleries, castles, and pubs before heading to Portree for its famous geological sites and Glencoe for its spectacular scenery. Venture on a scenic adventure of Scotland, beginning in Edinburgh and heading to the rugged Highlands, followed by time traveling at the Culloden Battlefield, cruising the legendary Loch Ness waters, and then touring whiskey distilleries on the Isle of Skye. Hike through the Scottish Highlands on an adventure in Cairngorms National Park, discover hidden trails, hike to viewpoints, enjoy boat rides on Loch Ness, and explore Trossachs National Park.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 7-day trips in Scotland.

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Neist Point at Isle of Skye
Map of Best of Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands - 7 Days
Best of Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands - 7 Days

This seven-day adventure combines Scotland's most memorable tourist destinations with a tour of the countryside in the magnificent Scottish highlands. You will start your trip by exploring Edinburgh's galleries, castles, and pubs before heading to the spectacular castles in Inverness. You'll spend two nights in Portree, where you'll visit castles and famous geological sites and tour the hiking routes before traveling to Glencoe, which is home to spectacular scenery.

The ruins of Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness
Map of Scenic Scotland: Edinburgh, Inverness & Skye - 7 Days
Scenic Scotland: Edinburgh, Inverness & Skye - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary perfectly introduces Scotland's most scenic locales—blending a self-drive adventure with unforgettable guided excursions and experiences. Beginning and ending in the charming capital of Edinburgh, you'll set off into the rugged Highlands for a road trip to remember. Step back in time at the Culloden Battlefield, cruise the legendary waters of Loch Ness, and tour whisky distilleries on the Isle of Skye.

Hiking in the Highlands of Scotland
Map of Hiking the Scottish Highlands - 7 Days
Hiking the Scottish Highlands - 7 Days

Live a hiker's dream with a one-week adventure in Cairngorms National Park—the largest protected area in the UK. Throughout this excursion into the unspoiled Scottish wilds, you'll traverse the very same paths as Highlanders have through the ages. Beyond discovering hidden trails and hiking to viewpoints offering unforgettable panoramic views, you'll enjoy the country's other highlights. These include tours of Edinburgh, boat rides on Loch Ness, a trip to Trossachs National Park, and more.

Heather blooming in the Cairngorms National Park
Luxury Scottish Highlands: Aviemore, Inverness & Oban - 7 Days

Explore the Scottish Highlands in style on this immersive week-long getaway. With a private driver at your disposal, you can sit back and enjoy breathtaking scenery as you travel from the wilds of Cairngorms National Park to historic Inverness and on to the west coast fishing village of Oban. By day you'll fish for salmon in Highland rivers, tour historic battlefields, and cruise across the legendary Loch Ness—while nights are spent in a succession of luxurious country house hotels.

Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands with your expert guide.
Map of Scottish Highlands Adventure: Fully Guided - 7 Days
Scottish Highlands Adventure: Fully Guided - 7 Days

This private, fully-guided tour of the Scottish Highlands is designed especially for the adventurous at heart. Spend a week exploring the wild places, mountain ranges, and rugged coastlines of Scotland’s most spectacular regions. Hike around the famous Isle of Skye, sea kayak among seals in the Sound of Arisaig, and mountain bike in Cairngorms National Park. An expert guide will lead you while sharing their local knowledge. In the evenings, relax in boutique hotels, enjoying Scottish culinary delights and warm Highland hospitality.

Get yourself to the unique rock structures of Staffa
Map of Scottish Wildlife Adventure: Mull, Staffa & Iona - Fully Guided - 7 Days
Scottish Wildlife Adventure: Mull, Staffa & Iona - Fully Guided - 7 Days

Explore Scotland's wild west coast on this seven-day guided tour. Discover the remote Inner Hebridean isles of Mull, Staffa, and Iona, where you'll go in search of rare wildlife and take in Atlantic scenery. Your knowledgeable guide will help you spot the area's diverse bird and sea life, including white-tailed sea eagles, puffins, whales, dolphins, and seals. The time of year determines the species you'll encounter; birdlife such as puffins are prevalent in spring, while marine mammals are seen later in the summer.

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