Scotland Tours & Itineraries

Explore 67 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Scotland.

Scotland beckons travelers with a fusion of beautiful landscapes, ancient castles, and rich cultural history. We've planned itineraries to ensure you make the most of your visit, such as this 5-day self-drive that takes you from Edinburgh's cobbled lanes to the mystical Isle of Skye. If you have more time, something similar to this 10-day trip will whisk you away to Edinburgh, the Highlands, and several islands, combining culinary experiences with visits to renowned whiskey distilleries. For those with two weeks, opt for a trip like this Scotland and Ireland adventure, where you'll enjoy musical walks in Edinburgh, leisurely bike rides around Glasgow, and wildlife safaris in Cairngorms National Park. 

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Popular travel destinations in Scotland
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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.

Scotland's Edinburgh Castle has stood for over 1,000 years
Map of Scotland & Ireland - 14 Days
Scotland & Ireland - 14 Days

Fourteen days is ample time to experience the best of Scotland and Ireland, be it touring Edinburgh, hiking the Highlands, or reveling in the historic streets of Dublin. The adventures are almost too many to list: wildlife safaris in national parks, boating across Loch Ness, cycling around Glasgow, and exploring the untamed beauty of the Isle of Skye. If that's not enough, you'll hit the road on a drive to some of the most beautiful locales in southern Ireland, like the Wicklow Mountains and County Cork.

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.

The Old Man of Storr overlooking Skye's coast.
Map of Hike Scotland's Highlands & Islands: Glen Coe, Ben Nevis & the Isle of Skye - 9 Days
Hike Scotland's Highlands & Islands: Glen Coe, Ben Nevis & the Isle of Skye - 9 Days

This active 9-day hiking itinerary travels through some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes. Starting in the heart of the Highlands, you’ll walk along the West Highland Way, experiencing the wild beauty of Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe. The first leg of your walking journey ends at the adventure capital of Fort William, where you’ll get the chance to scale Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak. After a memorable ride on the historic Jacobite Express Steam Train, board a ferry for the Isle of Skye, where you’ll have three days to explore the rugged mountains, secluded coves, and idyllic villages of the Inner Hebrides.

Driving toward Ben Stack on the NC500
Map of The North Coast 500: Road Trip through the Scottish Highlands  - 5 Days
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.

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

Views across the Isle of Skye
Map of Self-Drive Scotland: Inverness, Isle of Skye, the Trossachs & Edinburgh - 5 Days
Self-Drive Scotland: Inverness, Isle of Skye, the Trossachs & Edinburgh - 5 Days

Walk in the footsteps of royalty with this five-day highlights tour of Scotland's spectacular scenery. Discover "paradise in the Highlands" at Balmoral Castle as you pass through the sweeping plateaus of the Cairngorms. Cruise the mysterious Loch Ness and explore Scotland's most photographed castle at Eilean Donan before hiking rugged peaks on the Isle of Skye. A delve into the history and atmospheric backstreets of enchanting Edinburgh rounds off this small but perfectly formed itinerary.

Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms National Park
Map of Winter in the Scottish Highlands - 6 Days
Winter in the Scottish Highlands - 6 Days

Experience winter in the Scottish Highlands on this unforgettable six-day itinerary. Surrounded by frozen lochs and ancient pine forests, you'll settle into a wonderland of scenic treks, wildlife watching, whisky tasting, and cozy fireside evenings. Spend three days with an expert guide who will take you hiking in this spectacular landscape and share fascinating tales of local history and their vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna. The guide will be able to tailor activities to your interests and activity level and act as your driver for those days.

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Map of Discover the Scottish Highlands: Perthshire, Cairngorms National Park, Ben Nevis & Edinburgh - 9 Days
Discover the Scottish Highlands: Perthshire, Cairngorms National Park, Ben Nevis & Edinburgh - 9 Days

Begin your scenic Highlands tour in the rolling hills of Perthshire and head to Cairngorms National Park, famed for its royal summer visitors.  Meander through the Spey River Valley and its world-famous distilleries to the rugged coastline of the Moray Firth.  Next up is Torridon, an ancient wilderness that embodies the quintessential Highlands landscape.  The return journey takes you to the Great Glen and the majesty of Ben Nevis before ending your adventure in Edinburgh.

Wind your way through Glen Coe on a self-drive tour
Map of Scenic Scotland Road Trip: Edinburgh, Inverness & Fort William - 5 Days
Scenic Scotland Road Trip: Edinburgh, Inverness & Fort William - 5 Days

This five-day road trip through scenic Scotland gives you a great taste of the highlights. Begin in Edinburgh to do some sightseeing between Old Town and New Town before heading into Stirling and the Highlands to visit plenty of small towns, castles, abbeys, and historic sites. Then, head to Inverness, home of Loch Ness, and board the Jacobite Train—popularly known as the "Hogwarts Express." The grand finale is a visit to the majestic Glen Coe mountains.

Jacobite Train on Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct
Map of Best of Scotland by Train: Glasgow, Inverness, Isle of Sky & Edinburgh - 10 Days
Best of Scotland by Train: Glasgow, Inverness, Isle of Sky & Edinburgh - 10 Days

Take a scenic, 10-day journey through Scotland by train. Begin with two days of sightseeing in Glasgow before boarding your first train to the Highlands. Stop in Stirling en route to Inverness, home to Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, and the famed Loch Ness. Then, it's on to the stunning Isle of Skye to take in the dramatic coastline and mountain scenery. Finally, board the Jacobite Train to reach Edinburgh to experience the best of the Scottish capital city.

Check out Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye
Map of Best of Scotland - 14 Days
Best of Scotland - 14 Days

Embark on a two-week adventure in Scotland that covers all corners of this beautiful Celtic nation, from the cities to the coastal Highlands. You'll visit Edinburgh's medieval landmarks, tour charming country villages, walk amid ancient castles at Loch Ness—and that's just the start. After admiring the sweeping coastal views on the Isle of Skye, you'll hike through wooded glens and along rushing rivers in national parks. The kicker is a visit to actual "Harry Potter" filming locations while riding a train used in the film.

Ruins of Urquhart Castle sit quietly alongside Loch Ness
Map of Family Tour of Scotland  - 2 Weeks
Family Tour of Scotland - 2 Weeks

Get ready for a 14-day adventure you and your family are sure to remember. This packed itinerary offers the full Scotland experience, from city tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh to epic hikes, driving trips, and boat rides around the unspoiled Highlands. Rounding out this great escape are food tours, art walks, island excursions, wildlife safaris, and bike rides through national parks.

Ruins of St Andrews Castle in Fife, Scotland
Map of Discover Scotland - 9 Days
Discover Scotland - 9 Days

With historic cities, quaint towns and villages, beautiful countryside, and some of the best whisky distilleries in the world, Scotland makes for a wonderfully diverse and relaxing vacation. Combining day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, and Loch Ness, you'll spend eight nights in Edinburgh, taking in everything this historic capital has to offer. Wander centuries-old castles, tour modern galleries, and visit medieval seaside villages.

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.

 Keep your camera close as you ride the Jacobite Stream train to Mallaig
Map of Scotland by Train: Edinburgh, Fort William, Isle of Skye & Glasgow - 10 Days
Scotland by Train: Edinburgh, Fort William, Isle of Skye & Glasgow - 10 Days

This exciting 10-day Scotland trip travels across rugged and scenic landscapes as you enjoy the country's best history, food, and activities. Along the way, you'll take a food tour in Glasgow, conquer Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis, and step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. You'll also discover the dramatic Isle of Skye and soak up history in Inverness and Edinburgh.

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.

Golfing with a view in St Andrews
Map of Ultimate Scotland: Golf, Whisky & Trekking in the Highlands - 14 Days
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 Islands to sample world-class cuisine and tour whisky distilleries.

 Stop as often as you'd like on Scotland's scenic North Coast 500 route
Map of Scotland North Coast 500 Road Trip - 10 Days
Scotland North Coast 500 Road Trip - 10 Days

The NC500 is Scotland's greatest road trip, and with this 10-day self-drive itinerary, you'll complete the full loop, reaching the northernmost tip of mainland Great Britain. When you're not soaking up the wild, untamed landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, you might be stomping through the halls of great castles, learning about the Jacobite uprising at real battlefields, or enjoying a dram or two at a top distillery. This 10-day trip combines the best of Scotland into a fun self-drive adventure.

The Old Man of Storr overlooking Skye's coast
Map of Hike Scotland's Highlands & Islands - 14 Days
Hike Scotland's Highlands & Islands - 14 Days

Pack a lifetime of outdoor adventure into just 14 days when you hike the highlights of Scotland. It starts with three days on the country's most scenic trekking route—the West Highland Way—which passes through gorgeous Highland scenery. That's just the beginning, as you'll then travel on a historic steam train to two of the most beautiful isles in the country: Skye and Islay. Here you'll hike around otherworldly mountains, explore rugged coasts, and reward yourself with some of the best whiskey in the world.

Urquhart Castle at sunset beside Loch Ness
Map of Signature Scotland: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Glencoe & Glasgow - 10 Days
Signature Scotland: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Glencoe & Glasgow - 10 Days

This eventful 10-day trip through Scotland invites you to experience it all! Start in Edinburgh to sightsee and take a delicious local food tour before heading to Aberdeen to explore Dundee and visit a historic golf course in St Andrews. Next, spend time in Inverness and the Isle of Skye, visiting historic sites, distilleries, and castles. Then, transfer to Glencoe to walk the beautiful scenery, cruise around Loch Katrine in a famed steamship, and embark on a memorable architecture tour in Glasgow.

Whisky tasting in Scotland
Map of Whisky & History in the Scottish Highlands - 5 Days
Whisky & History in the Scottish Highlands - 5 Days

This 5-day tour of Scotland is designed for history and whisky enthusiasts. Begin with a private walking tour in Edinburgh. Next, a driver accompanies you to the Highlands to enjoy your first toast at Dalwhinnie Distillery and a tour of the renowned Culloden Battlefield, followed by more distillery stops in Dufftown. Then, embark on the Skye & Raasay Whisky Trail—accompanied by stunning scenery—a beautiful architecture tour of Glasgow, and a final historical stop in Bannockburn.

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.

Spend a day driving around the Isle of Skye with a private guide
Map of Ultimate Scotland Road Trip: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 8 Days
Ultimate Scotland Road Trip: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 8 Days

Combine Scotland's most famous cities, national parks, and castles on this relaxed eight-day road trip. Start in the country's largest city, Glasgow, before heading north to Fort William to visit the rugged Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle. Next, see Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle on your way to charming Pitlochry. Finish in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, with a walking tour of its hilly Old Town. Of course, there will be free time for hikes and whisky distilleries along the way if you so choose.

Explore the historic highlights of Ireland, like Blarney Castle
Map of Scotland & Ireland Road Trip: Cities, Castles & Parks - 11 Days
Scotland & Ireland Road Trip: Cities, Castles & Parks - 11 Days

Embark on an epic Celtic road trip to discover the national parks and castles of Scotland and Ireland. Start on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, then drive into the Highlands to enjoy the villages around Cairngorms National Park. After whisky tastings on the Isle of Skye, you'll fly to colorful Dublin, hit the castles in County Cork, and spot red deer in Killarney National Park.

Uncover Edinburgh's past with a local guide
Map of Scotland's Cities, Lochs & Castles: Glasgow to Edinburgh Road Trip - 6 Days
Scotland's Cities, Lochs & Castles: Glasgow to Edinburgh Road Trip - 6 Days

From medieval cities to historic castles, you'll get the perfect taster of Scotland's culture and scenery on this six-day, self-drive tour. Start in Glasgow, a hub of live music and Victorian architecture, and visit a whisky distillery to kick off your trip. In Fort William, explore national parks, castles, and picturesque Isle of Skye. Hunt for Nessie on Loch Ness, uncover the mysteries of the hilly capital, Edinburgh, and even glimpse the country's lavish crown jewels.

Explore Urquhart Castle following a private cruise in Loch Ness
Map of Historic Highlights of Scotland Self-Drive Tour - 6 Days
Historic Highlights of Scotland Self-Drive Tour - 6 Days

Experience Scotland's rich history and picturesque landscapes during this six-day road trip. Start with a walking tour in Edinburgh, where you'll dip your toes into the cobbled streets and distinctive architecture. Then learn about the nation's most courageous figures—including William Wallace—at Stirling Castle, followed by a lesson in the Bronze Age at Clava Cairns. Next, get private tours of both Culloden Battlefields and Loch Ness before making your way to world-class Glasgow to finish the adventure.

Stacked whisky barrels in Speyside
Map of Scottish Whisky Tour Road Trip - 6 Days
Scottish Whisky Tour Road Trip - 6 Days

Dive into the world of Scotch whisky on this six-day, self-drive adventure. Begin and end in Edinburgh, where you'll step into the Scotch Whisky Experience for an immersive look at Scotland's famous spirit. Take a scenic drive north to Stirling to surround yourself with Scottish history and sample single malts at a local distillery, then it's on to Inverness to learn about the ancient art of coopering and take a memorable journey along the famous Speyside Whisky Trail.

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.

Drive through the geological formations on the Scottish Isle of Skye
Map of Fast-Paced Scotland Highlights Tour - 10 Days
Fast-Paced Scotland Highlights Tour - 10 Days

This fast-paced 10-day jaunt through Scotland takes you from Edinburgh to Glasgow, crossing through the Scottish Highlands and out to the Isle of Skye. With just one night in nine different destinations, you'll rip across the country, taking in famous sights and spectacular nature, enjoying a whisky tasting, folk music night, and hot-air balloon ride. If you only have 10 days and want to see Scotland's highlights, this is the trip for you.

An amazing sunset at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
Map of Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Road Trip - 14 Days
Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Road Trip - 14 Days

This 14-day road trip takes you across the enchanting landscapes of Scotland and Ireland. Start in the historic city of Edinburgh, and journey across the country from Cairngorms National Park to the mystical Isle of Skye. Then fly over to Dublin, where you'll drive south to lap the Ring of Kerry. With two weeks to spare, you can tick off castles, whisky tasting, hikes, wildlife cruises, and rich cultural experiences that reveal the best of both countries.

Drive to key monuments including the Eileen Donan Castle
Map of Scotland's Major Historical Landmarks Self-Drive Tour - 8 Days
Scotland's Major Historical Landmarks Self-Drive Tour - 8 Days

This scenic eight-day tour combines Scotland's major historical landmarks for the ultimate road trip. Begin by learning about the Great Siege at Stirling Castle and relive the clan feuds that shaped the picturesque Eilean Donan. Continue making a loop for more castles and monuments, plus a PhD-level guided tour of Bannockburn Battlefield—the site that changed the trajectory of Scotland's history forever. Finish with two nights in Edinburgh and a whisky tasting at one of Scotland's smallest distilleries.

 Visit a number of castles in Aberdeenshire on this fun and fast-paced itinerary
Map of Fast-Paced Scotland Highlights - 14 Days
Fast-Paced Scotland Highlights - 14 Days

This two-week journey across Scotland keeps a rapid pace as you travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, crossing through the Scottish Highlands and out to the Isle of Skye. Take in famous sights, spectacular green countryside, and explore the top whisky distilleries as you dash across Scotland, spending just one or two nights in nine different destinations. This trip is crammed with castles, history, and epic landscapes—perfect if you only have 14 days in Scotland and want to pack in all the highlights.

Scenery along the Scotland NC500 near Durness
Map of Scotland North Coast 500 Road Trip - 8 Days
Scotland North Coast 500 Road Trip - 8 Days

Tick off Scotland's greatest road trip—the NC500—with this epic eight-day self-drive itinerary. You'll drive the full loop, soaking up pristine white beaches, wild Highlands landscapes, incredible castles, and a dram or two of whisky. Touch the northernmost tip of mainland Great Britain, learn about the Jacobite uprising, and embark on an intrepid wildlife safari as you explore Scotland's wilder side.

Machrie Moor Standing Stones circle on the Isle of Arran
Map of Island Hopping Scotland's Inner Hebrides - 10 Days
Island Hopping Scotland's Inner Hebrides - 10 Days

This thrilling 10-day Scotland adventure dives into the country's natural wonders, coastal beauty, and diverse islands. Pick up a car in vibrant Glasgow and cross to the Isle of Arran for a whisky tasting. Explore coastal Oban, the gateway to the Inner Hebrides, and cross to the Isle of Mull to meet wild eagles. Experience the rugged Isle of Skye and the verdant landscapes of Glen Coe and Glen Nevis. Across the 10 days, you'll be hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and sipping Scotland's finest single malts.

Hit the trails in Cairngorms National Park during a wildlife safari
Map of Scotland Outdoor Adventure: Pitlochry, Fort William, Glencoe & Edinburgh - 6 Days
Scotland Outdoor Adventure: Pitlochry, Fort William, Glencoe & Edinburgh - 6 Days

Explore Scotland's lochs, mountains, and forests on this six-day road trip adventure. Starting at Stirling Castle, you'll hike up to the top of Ben Vrackie mountain's peak in Pitlochry and safari in Cairngorms National Park. Then, cycle through Ben Nevis mountain, steer a kayak through the Great Glen, dip into the water with snorkel gear on the shores of Ganavan Sands, and end the tour in the charming capital, Edinburgh.

Count the castles as you explore historic Aberdeenshire on a guided tour
Map of Self-Drive Scotland Highlights: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 12 Days
Self-Drive Scotland Highlights: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 12 Days

This 12-day self-drive journey across Scotland takes you on a lap north from Edinburgh, through the Kingdom of Fife to Aberdeenshire, into Cairngorms National Park, up to Inverness, and then back to the capital. Explore ancient castles, wander wild coastlines, admire green countryside, and taste whisky at local distilleries as you embark on a series of immersive tours and guided experiences that bring the history and culture of "Caledonia" to life.

Spend three days hiking the West Highland Way
Map of Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 14 Days
Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 14 Days

Experience the best of Scotland's nature and whisky with this two-week Scotland trip. Starting from Glasgow, you'll head to the West Highland Way to hike for three days and then meet local wildlife with an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park. Head south next to enjoy a round of golf in St Andrews and wander through Stirling Castle. You'll also explore the rich world of whisky at Speyside distilleries and visit the UK's only cooperage before finishing with two nights in Edinburgh.

Explore Scottish highlights on an active tour
Map of Active Scotland Road Trip - 8 Days
Active Scotland Road Trip - 8 Days

Combine sightseeing with outdoor adventures on this eight-day active tour of Scotland. Start in the capital of Edinburgh, hiking to the top of the ancient volcano of Arthur's Seat before driving north for canyoning at Bruar Falls. Next, spot wildlife in Cairngorms National Park, and explore the rugged countryside around Inverness by mountain bike. Take to the water for the final days of your trip in a sea kayak off the coast of Skye and on a paddleboard on Loch Leven. End in the vibrant city of Glasgow.

Wander along the colorful architecture in Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull
Map of Island Hopping in Scotland - 14 Days
Island Hopping in Scotland - 14 Days

Scotland is home to 790 islands, and with this two-week trip, you'll hop between a handful of the best. Along the way, you'll taste whisky on both Arran and Raasay, spot sea eagles on Mull, admire the natural beauty of Skye, and wander around Eilean Donan Castle. Then, on the mainland, you'll eat seafood and join a ceilidh in Oban, tour the best of Glasgow, and hike through Glen Nevis and Glen Coe.

Blackhouse village on Lewis
Map of Scotland Highlands & Islands Road Trip - 8 Days
Scotland Highlands & Islands Road Trip - 8 Days

This immersive eight-day Scotland journey combines city exploration, wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and natural beauty. Your self-drive odyssey commences with a street art tour of Glasgow before you switch gears to Oban for a wildlife expedition and traditional Scottish ceilidh evening. Then taste whisky on the Isle of Skye and journey to the Outer Hebrides to see the mystical Callanish Standing Stones. Finally, visit beautiful Inverness and hike up Ben Vrackie near Pitlochry.

Take a self-guided hike in Coire Lagan while staying two nights on the Isle of Skey
Map of Active Scotland Road Trip: Cairngorms, the NC500 & Isle of Skye - 13 Days
Active Scotland Road Trip: Cairngorms, the NC500 & Isle of Skye - 13 Days

Scotland's natural beauty is on full display with this active 13-day adventure. Starting in Edinburgh, you'll jump behind the wheel and road trip across the Scottish Highlands, exploring the best of the Isle of Skye, Cairngorms National Park, the scenic drive called the NC500, and Glen Coe before finishing in Loch Lomond and Glasgow. This itinerary includes epic hikes, biking tours, sea kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and loch cruises, with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.

Take in the sights of Inverness, gateway to the Scottish Highlands
Map of Scotland Culture Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William & Glasgow - 6 Days
Scotland Culture Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William & Glasgow - 6 Days

Unearth the essence of Scotland with this six-day culture-packed adventure. Start in Edinburgh with a musical Old Town tour, then drive to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, exploring Stirling, the Bannockburn Battlefield, and Dalwhinnie Distillery en route. Witness a compelling sheepdog demonstration, explore historic Cawdor Castle, cruise Loch Ness, and tour Urquhart Castle. Pop into Fort William, then finally reach Glasgow for a food tour and night with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Spend three nights on the Isle of Skye with time for sea kayaking and self-guided hikes
Map of Active Scotland Adventure: Cairngorms, the NC500 & the Isle of Skye - 14 Days
Active Scotland Adventure: Cairngorms, the NC500 & the Isle of Skye - 14 Days

Experience the best of Scotland's natural beauty with this two-week itinerary that includes hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife cruises. Your active adventures take you on a road trip from the Scottish Highlands to the Lowlands, featuring the best of Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, national parks, and Glasgow. Along the way, you'll have plenty of free time built in so you can relax, add extra hikes, or seek out a whisky distillery or two.

Dunnotar Castle sits on the North Sea in Aberdeenshire
Map of Self-Drive Scotland Highlights: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 11 Days
Self-Drive Scotland Highlights: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 11 Days

Explore castles, coastlines, and countryside on this 11-day Scotland trip that prioritizes nature, history, and insightful guided experiences. This self-drive itinerary trots through Scotland, crossing through the Kingdom of Fife to Aberdeenshire, into Cairngorms National Park, up to Inverness, and then back to the capital. You'll walk through ancient ruins, hike along beaches, and taste whisky at local distilleries as you take in some of the country's finest scenery.

See iconic Scottish sights, like charming Highland cows, on this 11-day guided adventure
Map of Guided Grand Tour of Scotland - 11 Days
Guided Grand Tour of Scotland - 11 Days

Explore the finer side of Scotland with this 11-day escapade that includes a private driver. Start in Edinburgh with a sophisticated afternoon tea, then journey up to historic Stirling Castle and the untamed beauty of Cairngorms National Park. Traverse Inverness and cruise across Loch Ness in search of the mysterious legend, then land on the Isle of Skye for a whisky tasting and exclusive chef's table experience. Visit Fort William and the haunting landscapes of Glen Coe before flying out of Glasgow.

Traffic in the Scottish Highlands
Map of Scotland City, Highland & Island Road Trip - 12 Days
Scotland City, Highland & Island Road Trip - 12 Days

This 12-day Scotland itinerary blends history, nature, and gastronomy into one epic trip. As you road trip from the historic streets of Edinburgh and grand Blair Castle to the rugged beauty of Cairngorms National Park and the captivating landscapes of the Isle of Skye, you'll delve into the art of whisky-making with distillery visits, witness wildlife on an off-road safari and full-day cruise, and experience the country's vibrant urban hubs with food tours and street art walks.

You'll explore some of Skye's most dramatic scenery by e-bike
Map of Scotland Fast-Paced Outdoor Adventures - 9 Days
Scotland Fast-Paced Outdoor Adventures - 9 Days

This nine-day Scotland road trip ticks off the country's greatest outdoor adventures in just over a week. You'll gallop from Edinburgh into Cairngorms National Park for canyoning at Bruar Falls and an off-road wildlife safari. Then switch gears on the Isle of Skye when you pedal the Trotternish Peninsula on an e-bike. Board a ferry to the mainland for a wildlife boat tour to meet furry and feathered west coast locals, then spend a day hiking in Glen Coe and discover the vibrant street art scene of Glasgow.

Time your trip right to catch the Highland Games
Map of Simply Scotland: Edinburgh, Cairngorms National Park & Loch Lomond - 9 Days
Simply Scotland: Edinburgh, Cairngorms National Park & Loch Lomond - 9 Days

This nine-day Scotland highlights itinerary squeezes just the right amount of fun into each day, moving at a more moderate pace. You'll explore Edinburgh, Cairngorms National Park, and Loch Lomond deeper, with almost three days in each destination. Discover history and Scottish food in the capital, then rent a car for your road trip north. In Pitlochry, you'll taste whisky and join a wildlife safari; then, it's on to Trossachs National Park for canoeing and horseback riding.

Pick between hiking adventures during a free afternoon on the Isle of Skye
Map of Active Scotland: Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis & Loch Lomond - 12 Days
Active Scotland: Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis & Loch Lomond - 12 Days

Take an epic drive around the pristine landscapes of Scotland on this active 12-day adventure. Begin your journey cycling across historic Edinburgh, then rent a car and drive north to Cairngorms National Park, where a wild river fishing expedition awaits. Then, conquer new heights as you summit Ben Nevis, Scotland's towering pinnacle, and take a boat tour off the Isle of Skye. If that's not enough, ride a horse in Loch Lomond, snorkel and eat seafood in Oban, and finish with a beer tour in Glasgow.

Spend three days of your trip hiking a section of the West Highland Way
Map of Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 13 Days
Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 13 Days

Discover Scottish wilderness, wildlife, and whisky with this active 13-day trip. Starting from Glasgow, you'll board a train north and spend three memorable days hiking on the West Highland Way. From here, go fishing and taste local spirits on the Isle of Skye, wander the Culloden Battlefield, join an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park, and cruise across Loch Ness. Finish with a hike to Stirling Castle, then explore Edinburgh's Royal Mile and admire the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky.

Views to the Isle Ornsay lighthouse from Skye—one of the six Scottish islands you'll visit on this trip
Map of Island Hopping in Scotland - 12 Days
Island Hopping in Scotland - 12 Days

Stunning Scotland counts close to 800 islands in its territory, and with 12 days and the keys to a rental car, you'll get to explore a handful of the best. Discover the beauty of Arran and Mull, taste whisky on Raasay, explore religion on Iona, and admire the natural beauty of Skye. There's more fun to be had on the mainland, with a Scottish ceilidh evening in Oban, traditional trad music in Glasgow, and a few scenic hikes for good measure.

Let a private guide show you some of Aberdeenshire's 263 castles
Map of Self-Drive Scotland Highlights Tour: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 15 Days
Self-Drive Scotland Highlights Tour: Cities, Castles & Countryside - 15 Days

Explore ancient castles, wander wild coastlines, soak up the verdant countryside, and taste whisky at local distilleries on this 15-day self-drive loop of Scotland. You'll cross from the capital, Edinburgh, through the Kingdom of Fife to Aberdeenshire, into Cairngorms National Park, up to Inverness, across to Fort William, and back down via Glasgow. Along the way, board a seal-spotting cruise, conquer a volcano on foot, and join immersive experiences that bring Scotland's history and culture to life.

Hike along the Eshaness Cliffs in the secluded Shetland Islands
Map of Ultimate Scotland Tour of Glasgow, the Highlands & Shetland Islands - 15 Days
Ultimate Scotland Tour of Glasgow, the Highlands & Shetland Islands - 15 Days

This grand 15-day Scotland adventure takes you from Glasgow into the Highlands and out to the remote Shetland Islands archipelago. Along the way, you'll stomp around Stirling Castle, cruise Loch Ness and Loch Lomond, visit Cairngorms National Park, explore the ethereal Isle of Skye, meet friendly Shetland ponies, and ride the famous Jacobite Steam Train. Explore deeper and further than most tourists with an itinerary that weaves history, nature, and culture into two memorable weeks.

Taste Scottish whisky at its source on this 12-day jaunt around Scotland's best distilleries
Map of Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 12 Days
Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 12 Days

Sip, sample, and savor Scotland's top single malts with this 12-day self-drive whisky road trip. You'll journey across the country, visiting 13 distilleries to taste Highland, Lowland, and Speyside whiskies at the source. Collect a car in Edinburgh and head north to Aviemore to visit a cooperage workshop and taste smooth spirits. Drive out to the Isle of Skye and Oban, where coastal casks reveal new flavors, and explore nature in Glencoe and Loch Lomond. Finally, finish in Glasgow with a final toast!

Hike through the remarkable vistas of Glen Coe
Map of Scotland Highlights & West Highland Way - 9 Days
Scotland Highlights & West Highland Way - 9 Days

History and hiking collide on this nine-day Scotland trip that includes three days of trekking on the West Highland Way. Explore Glasgow, then take a train to beautiful Loch Lomond for an equine adventure and time in nature. From there, journey north to Oban for island exploration and history lessons, then make your way to Fort William. Here you'll begin the West Highland Way, hiking Scotland's most scenic long-distance walk for three challenging days before returning to Glasgow.

Stay a night in the charming coastal town of Oban in western Scotland
Map of Discover the Best of Ireland & Scotland  - 15 Days
Discover the Best of Ireland & Scotland - 15 Days

Explore the landscapes and culture of Ireland and Scotland with this 15-day journey. From the vibrant streets of Dublin to the rugged Highlands of Scotland, this trip blends history, nature, and adventure in two epic road trips. Begin in Dublin where the Book of Kells awaits, then rent a car and road trip past Galway, Connemara, and the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Then, fly to Edinburgh and discover its historic charm before driving through Cairngorms National Park, Fort William, Loch Lomond, and Glasgow.

The colorful town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull
Map of Island Hopping in Scotland - 9 Days
Island Hopping in Scotland - 9 Days

Get off the beaten path with this nine-day Scottish adventure that unlocks a handful of lesser-known islands. Grab the keys to a rental car and set off to explore the beauty of the Isle of Arran, then return to the mainland for a whisky-tasting and traditional Scottish ceilidh in Oban. Bounce over to the Isle of Mull for three days of exploration, then drive to Loch Lomond to cruise across the water in a private yacht. End in Glasgow with an evening of traditional folk music.

Kick off your nine-day tasting adventure in Edinburgh
Map of Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands Whisky Adventure - 9 Days
Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands Whisky Adventure - 9 Days

Explore Scotland's top single malts at the source with this nine-day self-drive whisky itinerary. The journey begins in Edinburgh with tastings and a hike up Arthur's Seat before you drive north to Speyside, the heart of Scotch whisky. Here you'll visit two distilleries and a historic cooperage workshop, then drive to Fort William, where the mountains, lochs, and malt whisky meet. Taste the local tipple and seek adventure on mountain biking trails before returning to Edinburgh.

Visit a number of art galleries and museums, including Kelvingrove in Glasgow
Map of Culture & Creativity Tour in Scotland - 13 Days
Culture & Creativity Tour in Scotland - 13 Days

Get inspired as you combine the best of Scotland's cultural opportunities and natural wonders on this 13-day tour. Dive into the heart of Scotland's historic and artistic soul with renowned museums and galleries, and unique guided tours. Start with afternoon tea in Edinburgh, then board a scenic train north to Aberdeen and Inverness, where castles await. Then, head for Glasgow to explore the legacy of a famous designer and architect before squeezing in a trip to Loch Lomond to finish the adventure.

Journey through the land of single malt with this 11-day Scottish whisky adventure
Map of Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 11 Days
Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 11 Days

This 11-day self-drive whisky trip explores Scotland's best single malts. The journey begins in Edinburgh with a tasting before you venture north to the famous distilleries of Speyside to discover the heart of Scotch whisky and visit a cooperage workshop set amid rolling hills and misty rivers. Next comes the Isle of Skye and then Oban, where the sea meets mountains and centuries of whisky-making tradition. End in Glasgow with a final toast to the liquid gold. Sláinte mhath!

Drive yourself through the Scottish Highlands before heading to Ireland
Map of Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Road Trip - 13 Days
Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Road Trip - 13 Days

Discover the beauty of Scotland and Ireland with this scenic 13-day road trip that combines castles, hiking trails, wildlife, whisky tasting, and cultural gems. Your self-drive adventure starts in historic Edinburgh and takes you north through Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness and the majestic Isle of Skye, followed by a night each in Oban and Glasgow. Then, skip over to Ireland, where you'll kiss the Blarney Stone, lap the Ring of Kerry, and see the Book of Kells in Dublin to wrap up the adventure.

Kick off your Scottish adventure with three days of hiking on the West Highland Way
Map of Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 11 Days
Scotland's West Highland Way & Beyond - 11 Days

This 11-day trip ticks off the best of Scotland's nature, wildlife, and whisky experiences. Starting from Glasgow, you'll board a train north and hike the West Highland Way for three days. Go fly fishing and taste whisky on the Isle of Skye, then meet local wildlife with an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park. Head south to wander Stirling Castle, then visit Edinburgh's Royal Mile and admire the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky.

Spend a day in Cairngorms National Park looking for wildlife
Map of Active Scotland Self-Guided Road Trip - 15 Days
Active Scotland Self-Guided Road Trip - 15 Days

Unleash your adventurous side with this whirlwind 15-day Scotland trip. After biking in Edinburgh, gear up for heart-pounding canyoning at Bruar Falls, then rip through Cairngorms National Park with an off-road wildlife safari. Next, tackle the Isle of Skye on two wheels and cruise along the west coast during a wildlife excursion. You'll also ride in a hot-air balloon above the Highlands, kayak across the Great Glen, and go wild river fishing before your two-week trip culminates with a street art tour in Glasgow.

 Sip your way around Scotland while exploring nature during this 15-day tour
Map of Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 15 Days
Great Scottish Whisky Adventure - 15 Days

Uncork the secrets of Scotland's single malts on this 15-day whisky road trip. Wind your way through pristine landscapes, from the Lowlands to the Highlands and out to the Hebrides islands, as you delve into the heart of distilling history. Witness the artistry of a cooper crafting casks, savor drams straight from the source, and breathe in the salty air of the Isle of Skye. Between distillery tours you'll explore castles and coastline, squeezing in pockets of nature and culture with this two-week trip.

Combine nature tours and whisky tastings for the ultimate Scottish adventure
Map of Scottish Whisky Highlights Tour - 13 Days
Scottish Whisky Highlights Tour - 13 Days

Follow the aroma of malted barley with this 13-day Scottish whisky road trip. More than a tour, this is a pilgrimage to the soul of Scotland, taking you straight to the source of the country's finest single malts. Taste your way from the Lowlands to the Highlands—and even some of the Hebrides Islands—while soaking up spectacular landscapes. Between distillery tours, you'll discover castles, go fishing and horseback riding, and learn about culture from local guides, making the most of your adventure on the road.