Scotland Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

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Etive Mor waterfall, Glencoe.
Map of Scottish Highlands Self-Drive Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness & Loch Ness - 8 Days
Scottish Highlands Self-Drive Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness & Loch Ness - 8 Days

Discover the enchanting history and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with this 8-day self-drive itinerary. Starting in Edinburgh,  drive north to the rugged highlands, where you’ll explore ancient castles, visit important battle sites, sail Loch Ness, and ride the world’s most scenic railway.

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

This week-long itinerary is the perfect introduction to 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.

Driving towards Ben Stack on the NC500
The North Coast 500: Road Trip Through the Scottish Highlands - 5 Days

Experience one of the world's most scenic driving routes on this 5-day journey along Scotland's North Coast 500. Beginning and ending in the Highland capital of Inverness, you'll follow the loop counterclockwise as you wind your way past mist-shrouded mountains, hidden lochs, and rugged coastlines. A relaxed pace allows you to take your time and explore plenty of sandy beaches, charming fishing villages, and unspoiled nature along the way.

Golfing with a view in St Andrews
Ultimate Scotland: Golf, Whisky, & Trekking in the Highlands - 14 Days

This epic two-week adventure brings together some of Scotland's most iconic experiences, from golfing at St Andrews to whisky tasting on the Isle of Skye. Explore the hidden corners of Edinburgh's Old Town, take a three-day trek along the famed West Highland Way, discover the wild beauty of Cairngorms National Park, and hop over to the Hebrides to sample world-class cuisine and tour the islands' distilleries.

Sunset over the village of Portree on the Isle of Skye
Scenic Scotland: Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands - 10 Days

Taste your way through the Highlands and islands of Scotland on this 10-day self-drive itinerary that combines stunning scenery with unforgettable culinary excursions. Start in the capital of Edinburgh, where you'll visit local markets and artisan shops on a foodie's walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of the Highlands in Inverness, then head to the Hebrides to hop between the islands of Skye and Islay—where you'll savor local seafood and sample smoky single malts at the islands' famed distilleries.