17 July, 2018
Last updated on 14 March, 2022
Posted by Spaceships Crew
Great 7-day self-drive itinerary through Scotland. Pack you kilt and enjoy these highlights including Stirling Castle, Edinburgh, William Wallace, Nessie', Fort William and the UK's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Anyone up for Haggis?
But first, deciding whether you want to travel by campervan or motorhome. For this 7-day Scotland itinerary it doesn't matter, it can be done in both type of vehicles.
7-day Scotland itinerary: it's road trip time
This itinerary is to inspire you and to show you what Scotland has to offer. You can do this trip in a week or take your time and go for the long & slow route. As long as you remember to stop often to enjoy the scenery. Have a great road trip.
Day 1: go West
Starting in Edinburgh and heading up west to the Forth Road Bridge to Bannockburn and Stirling Castle. Just a short drive away from here is the William Wallace Memorial. Be sure to check out the size of Willy’s Claymore as it gives an indication to how big he was. Then head east through to St Andrew's for a round of golf (have the wallet ready!) in one of the world’s famous golf courses and a walk through the town.
Day 2: Scone Palace
Overnight in the Perth area for Scone Castle or after breakfast head straight up to Inverness via the picturesque town of Pitlochry. When in Inverness try to find the Lochness monster on Lochness or visit the Culloden where the last major battle in the UK took place. You can easily spend a day in the Inverness area.
Day 3: Isle of Skye
From Inverness head west to the Isle of Skye along Lochness before heading North to the Isle of Skye. There are two ways to get there. Both take you through stunning scenery. The more direct round is from the Kyle of Lochalsh over a bridge via the most photographed castle in Scotland Eilean Donan Castle. The second and more romantic is take a car ferry from Mallaig. The thirty-minute crossing runs 7 times a day from March to October.
A must-see on your 7-day Scotland itinerary: Isle of Skye
Days 4 & 5: UK’s highest mountain
After spending a couple of days roaming the Isle of Skye, check out Fort William and the UK’s highest mountain- Ben Nevis. If you have time take a trip to the coastal town of Oban before an overnight in the Glencoe area.
Day 6 & 7: slow route back to Edinburgh
The final 2 days of the 7-day Scotland itinerary can be spent getting back to Edinburgh. A stop at Loch Lomond for a picnic or Arrochar for a drop of Scotland’s favourite tipple- Whisky would be recommended. There are several options to overnight from either stopping off overnight in Glasgow or head South to the Border Region of Dumfries. Which leads us to the final day, heading West through the Scottish Border region stopping of in Moffat, Peebles and Galashiels to Edinburgh.