Are you planning a trip to Scotland? Driving is undoubtedly the best way to see the best of Scotland and with highlands, wild islands, white sand beaches, stoic castles, historic monuments, welcoming villages and friendly locals is can be hard to decide on the best Scotland Itinerary. If you are touring Scotland by car for one week here are some ideas to get you started.

Here is some inspiration for your Scotland road trip itinerary to make your one week in Scotland a visit to remember. Planning a trip to Scotland? Self drive tours are a great way to see the country at your own pace. Touring Scotland on your own is easy, the scenery is stunning and the locals friendly. Check out this post and start planning your own Scotland road trip itinerary. Places to visit in Scotland by car. #Scotland #UK #roadtrip #Scotlanditinerary #drivingitinerary #UKroadtrip #tourScotland #Edinburgh #Glasgow #Highlands #IsleofSkye  

Scotland Road Trip Itinerary: Places to Visit in Scotland by Car

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the perfect place to start your Scotland road trip itinerary. It is possible to visit the city by car, we rented an apartment on the iconic Royal Mile which included car parking. Edinburgh is also an easy city to visit by foot or using public transport, so if you are trying to visit Scotland on the cheap picking up your rental car on your way out of Edinburgh will help you stay on budget.

You could fill a week or more in Edinburgh but if you only have a day or two you can still see some of Edinburgh’s best sites.

Glasgow

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

It was raining when we were passing Loch Lomond. Low clouds clinging to the  well quenched green landscape that surrounds Britains largest lake. Even though it is less than an hours drive from Glasgow the area feels more remote and you really feeling like you are entering the Scottish Highlands.  With the weather the way it was and limited time to make our evening Ferry to Oban we decided to push on to an indoor activity at The Cruachan Power Station. For wildlife enthusiasts you might like to stop at one of the birds of prey centres, There are two in the area. World of Wings and  Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. Falconry, the art of hunting for food using trained birds of prey, has been practiced in Scotland for centuries and is a strong part of Scottish History and culture. At each of the bird of prey centres you can learn more about the conservation and heritage of the practice of Falconry as well as have the chance to see a demonstration and even experience it for yourself.  Be sure to check the times of the flying displays when you plan your visit.

Cruachan Dam

Visit the power-station within a mountain.

Oban

Isle of Mull

Glencoe

Fort Williams

Devils Staircase

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Ben Nevis

Fort Augustus

Loch Ness

Isle of Skye

Inverness

Culloden

Tomatin Distillery

Blair Atthol Watermill

Perth

Visit the Scone Palace, Blair Castle and Famous Grouse Experience, Scottish Crannog Centre. Find more things to do in Perth here.

Stirling

Falkirk

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Planning a trip to Scotland? Self drive tours are a great way to see the country at your own pace. Touring Scotland on your own is easy, the scenery is stunning and the locals friendly. Check out this post and start planning your own Scotland road trip itinerary. Places to visit in Scotland by car. #Scotland #UK #roadtrip #Scotlanditinerary #drivingitinerary #UKroadtrip #tourScotland #Edinburgh #Glasgow #Highlands #IsleofSkye

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